Basic steps of percutaneous cholecystostomy

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Basic steps involved in performing percutaneous cholecystostomy

With US guidance, the gallbladder is accessed with a needle. A wire is placed, and after tract dilation over the wire, a drainage catheter is placed into the gallbladder and allowed to drain externally. A subcostal, transhepatic path to the gallbladder is generally preferred because it may guard against bile leakage into the peritoneal space if the catheter is inadvertently dislodged.

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