Digestive Disease Interventions
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1747931
Review Article

Percutaneous Interventions for Symptomatic Cholelithiasis and Acute Cholecystitis

Ranjan Ragulojan
1   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Talia Fradkin
2   Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Boca Raton, Florida
Donna D'Souza
1   University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is considered the standard treatment option for symptomatic cholelithiasis and acute cholecystitis. However, in non-surgical candidates or patients meeting criteria of severe presentation, percutaneous cholecystostomy is the recommended approach to management, generally with the intent of eventual cholecystectomy. Should interval cholecystectomy not be an option, additional novel percutaneous techniques for stone extraction and/or gallbladder ablation have shown success in the recent literature and, along with cholecystostomy, are presented in this review.

Publication History

Received: 29 November 2021

Accepted: 15 March 2022

Article published online:
27 April 2022

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