TITLE

Iatrogenic Gallbladder Perforation: Conservative Management by Percutaneous Drainage and Cholecystostomy

AUTHOR(S)
Lublin, Matthew; Danforth, David N.
PUB. DATE
August 2001
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Aug2001, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p760
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
5059536

 

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