What is the role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural cholecystostomy in the treatment of cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Studies indicate that endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural cholecystostomy may be safe as an initial, interim, or definitive treatment of patients with severe acute cholecystitis who are at high operative risk for immediate cholecystectomy. [50, 51]


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