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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-32

Percutaneous removal of gallstones under fluoroscopy guidance in high-risk patients with acute cholecystitis


Department of Medical Imaging, Interventional Radiology Unit, King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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Ahmed Al Nammi
Department of Medical Imaging, Interventional Radiology Unit, King Fahad Specialist Hospital Dammam
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2542-7075.199569

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We report our technique of percutaneous removal of gallstones in three elderly patients with acute calculus cholecystitis who were not surgical candidates due to multiple comorbidities. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia using fluoroscopic and choledochoscopic guidance. All patients had uneventful recovery and were discharged home in 3–4 days and fallow up at a low and high surveillance by ultrasound at 3 and 6 months interval.


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