Diagnostic percutaneous aspiration of the gallbladder

John P McGahan, J. P. Walter

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Percutaneous aspiration of the gallbladder was performed for nine hospitalized patients, most commonly to establish the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis and its complications in the critically ill patient or patient with sepsis. In five patients, aspiration alone was performed; in four, permanent percutaneous catheter drainage followed diagnostic aspiration. Ultrasonic guidance was used, and aspiration/drainage was performed at bedside for seven of the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1985

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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