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Table 2 Results following percutaneous cholecystostomy in 104 patients with acute cholecystitis

From: Percutaneous cholecystostomy in acute cholecystitis; a retrospective analysis of a large series of 104 patients

  No. %
Contrast passage through cystic duct at time of drain insertion   
 Into common bile duct 10 9,6
 Into duodenum 4 3,8
 No passage 79 76,0
 Obstructed cystic duct 11 10,6
Bacteriology   
 Growth (unspecified) 10 9,6
 E-coli 17 16,3
 Enterococcus 8 7,7
 Anaerobes 1 1,0
 Fungus 1 1,0
 E-coli + enterococcus 3 2,9
 Others 7 6,7
 No growth 15 14,4
 Not obtained 43 41,3
Complications   
 Drain dislocation 7 7,6
 Leakage 2 1,9
 Obstructed drain 1 1,0
 Unsuccessful 1 1,0
 No information 2 1,9
Symptoms at follow-up   
 Gall bladder/bile duct related 28 26,9
 No symptoms 54 51,9
 Not stated 22 21,7
Later operations   
 Cholecystectomy   
  Laparoscopic 19 18,3
  Open (planned) 3 2,9
  Converted to open 8 7,7
 Sphincterotomy 8 7,7
 PTD 2 1,9
 No operation 62 59,6
 Not stated 2 1,9