Open Access Research Article Article ID: JSSR-5-180

    Perforation as a cause of failure in the conservative treatment of acute cholecystitis: Is percutaneous cholecystostomy a sufficient treatment?

    Omur Balli*

    Purpose: To evaluate the effi cacy and safety of percutaneous cholecystostomy in acute cholecystitis cases with high surgical risk that were treated conservatively and developed perforation.

    Materials and Methods: Between July 2013 and May 2018, 20 acute cholecystitis cases with high surgical risk who underwent conservative treatment and presented with perforation were included in the study. The patients diagnosed with acute cholecystitis based on clinical, laboratory and ultrasonography at the time of presentation received conservative treatment. Upon development of perforation, Percutaneous Cholecystostomy (PC) was performed.


    Published on: Nov 1, 2019 Pages: 87-92

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2968.000080
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