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Nonoperative options for management of residual stones after cholecystostomy in high-risk patients
Author(s): David M. Reed; S. S. Daye; R. M. Lincer
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Paper Abstract

Cholecystostomy is frequently performed to obtain control of sepsis in high risk patients with acute cholecystitis. Retained stones in the gallbladder may cause future clinical problems. We present two patients with cholecystostomy tubes managed non-operatively. A review of other reported methods for stone extraction or destruction is also presented. Knowledge of safe and effective techniques for removal of these stones, using minimally invasive techniques is useful to the general surgeon.

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Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1879, Lasers in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146243
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David M. Reed, Stamford Hospital (United States)
S. S. Daye, Stamford Hospital (United States)
R. M. Lincer, Stamford Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1879:
Lasers in Urology, Gynecology, and General Surgery
Christopher J. Daly M.D.; Warren S. Grundfest M.D.; Douglas E. Johnson M.D.; Raymond J. Lanzafame M.D.; Rudolf W. Steiner; Yona Tadir M.D.; Graham M. Watson M.D., Editor(s)

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