When is percutaneous cholecystostomy indicated

When is percutaneous cholecystostomy indicated?

Although cholecystectomy is the preferred therapy for acute cholecystitis, some patients may not be surgical candidates because of their overall clinical status, sepsis, or other comorbid conditions. Percutaneous cholecystostomy combined with broad-spectrum antibiotic coverage is most commonly used as a temporizing measure until the patient’s clinical status may be optimized for surgery.


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