By James G. McNulty
This ebook describes the options of percutaneous entry to the gallbladder for the remedy of gallstones. It considers the indicators, contraindications, and problems of many of the routes to this organ. Percutaneous transhepatic and subcostal cholecystostomy are defined step-by-step. This sensible textual content is the 1st in any language on percutaneous cholecystostomy and its makes use of for the analysis of biliary sickness. the writer additionally discusses drainage of the gallbladder in acute gallbladder ailment and in extrahepatic biliary obstruction, percutaneous lysis of gallstones, percutaneous cholecystolithotomy and transcholecystic entry to the bile ducts. The textual content is illustrated with many process diagrams and prints of radiological innovations utilized in consistent with- cutaneous cholecystostomy. It indicates that there's now a true substitute to surgical procedure within the therapy of gallstones. whilst completely mastered, those secure tools open up broad vistas - a thorough alteration within the remedy of a giant variety of sufferers with symptomatic gallstones!