cholecystostomy

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cholecystostomy

 [ko″le-sis-tos´tah-me]
the creation of an opening into the gallbladder for drainage.
percutaneous cholecystostomy the insertion of a catheter into the gallbladder under radiologic guidance for drainage or the removal of gallstones.

cho·le·cys·tos·to·my

(kō'lē-sis-tos'tō-mē),
Establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + stoma, mouth]

cholecystostomy

(kō′lĭ-sĭ-stŏs′tə-mē)
n.
The establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.

cho·le·cys·tos·to·my

(kō'lĕ-sis-tos'tŏ-mē)
Establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder.
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + stoma, mouth]

cholecystostomy

An opening made into the gallbladder, usually for drainage of its contents to the exterior by way of a tube passing through the abdominal wall.
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Nonvascular pediatric IR procedures include enteric access (eg, feeding and percutaneous gastrostomy tube placements), biopsies, diagnostic and therapeutic drainages, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and biliary drainage, percutaneous cholecystostomy, and percutaneous nephrostomy.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) was described as a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure and has become an alternative treatment strategy for high-risk patients with acute calculous or acalculous cholecystitis who are unfit for urgent surgery (1,5).
Ultrasound has been used to guide percutaneous cholecystostomy in pregnant patients to temporize acute cholecystitis with cholecystostomy delayed until after birth (Figure 7).

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