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Fig. 1 | BMC Gastroenterology

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From: Factors influencing failure to undergo interval cholecystectomy after percutaneous cholecystostomy among patients with acute cholecystitis: a retrospective study

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The procedure of percutaneous cholecystostomy. a A 59-year-old man was diagnosed with acute acalculous cholecystitis on the 7th day after colon cancer surgery. Computed tomography (CT) showed gallbladder dilatation and gallbladder wall thickening with peripheral exudation. b The patient could not tolerate cholecystectomy; therefore, percutaneous cholecystostomy was performed to relieve the patient's symptoms. Ultrasound guided percutaneous puncture of the gallbladder was successfully confirmed by contrast injection. c An 8F pigtail drainage catheter was introduced into the gallbladder under fluoroscopic guidance. d Three months later, CT showed that the gallbladder had retracted, and the surrounding exudation was absorbed. However, the patient was still unable to tolerate cholecystectomy and had a long-term indwelling PC tube

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