Iatrogenic Gallbladder Perforation: Conservative Management by Percutaneous Drainage and Cholecystostomy

Lublin, Matthew; Danforth, David N.
August 2001
American Surgeon;Aug2001, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p760
Academic Journal
Gallbladder perforation is an uncommon complication of percutaneous liver biopsy. Diagnosis is usually made clinically and management has traditionally been by cholecystectomy. We report a case of gallbladder perforation secondary to percutaneous liver biopsy diagnosed by dimethyl iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan and managed successfully by percutaneous drainage and cholecystostomy. This case illustrates the role of conservative management in selected cases of gallbladder perforation.


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