J Am Coll Surg 2021 Feb 30;232(2):195-201. Epub 2020 Sep 30.
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of Interventional Radiology, Joint Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: Acute cholecystitis in nonsurgical candidates is often managed with cholecystostomy tube drainage. After symptom resolution, management options include cholecystectomy, long-term tube drainage, or tube removal. Percutaneous cholecystolithotomy (PCCL) can offer another therapeutic option for patients who are poor operative candidates. Read More