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What is a percutaneous cholecystostomy tube?

What is a percutaneous cholecystostomy tube?

Percutaneous cholecystostomy tube placement is a common interventional radiology procedure that involves placing a drain into the gallbladder lumen. The most common cholecystostomy tube indication is for drainage of the gallbladder in the setting of cholecystitis. Often patients are poor surgical candidates.

When do you do a percutaneous cholecystostomy tube?

Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) is employed for the treatment of various gallbladder conditions including biliary emergencies such as cholecystitis or cholangitis, malignant or benign biliary obstruction, gallbladder perforation, and percutaneous biliary stone removal.

Is a cholecystostomy tube a biliary drain?

Percutaneous cholecystostomy uses image guidance to place a tube into an infected gallbladder that allows bile fluid to drain out into a collection bag outside of the body.

What is a percutaneous drainage?

Percutaneous abscess drainage uses imaging guidance to place a needle or catheter through the skin into the abscess to remove or drain the infected fluid. It offers faster recovery than open surgical drainage. Patients who undergo this procedure are usually hospitalized.

Where is a cholecystostomy tube placed?

The cholecystostomy procedure is performed by an interventional radiologist using either general anesthesia or local anesthetic with IV sedation. A small incision is made in your abdomen above your gallbladder, and a tube connected to a drainage bag is placed into the gallbladder.

What is the difference between cholecystectomy and cholecystostomy?

Cholecystectomy will be defined as the surgical removal of the gallbladder independent of the means of access, i.e., laparoscopic or open. Percutaneous cholecystostomy refers to the placement of a drain or a tube with the aim of draining the gallbladder content.

What is at Tube cholangiogram?

A T-tube cholangiogram is a special x-ray investigation that is carried out using x-ray dye to visualise the bile ducts after you have had your gallbladder removed. The bile ducts drain bile from the liver into the duodenum (first part of the small bowel).

Is a cholecystostomy tube considered a surgical wound?

Wounds and Lesions NOT Considered Surgical Wounds For example: Cholecystostomy.