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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-23

Laparoscopic cholecystostomy in treatment of obstructive jaundice

Department of Surgery, University Clinical Center, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Zijah Rifatbegovic
Department of Surgery, University Clinical Center, Trnovac bb, 75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2468-5585.179561

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Cholecystostomy is considered to be a treatment option when conservative treatment of acute cholecystitis failed in elderly and critically ill patients. The aim of this paper is to present a cholecystostomy in the treatment of obstructive jaundice before the definitive operation for the underlying cause of jaundice. The patient in poor general condition with the obstructive jaundice was diagnosed to have a pancreatic head tumor. He had undergone the laparoscopic cholecystostomy. After improvement of the general condition and lower total bilirubin level, the patient had undergone to definitive procedure. It is shown that laparoscopic cholecystostomy can be a successful way for adequate bile drainage in a patient with poor general condition before the definitive treatment of obstructive jaundice.

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