What is cholecystostomy?

Cholecystostomy is surgical formation of an opening into the gallbladder with insertion of a drainage tube through the abdominal wall.

A cholecystostomy or cholecystotomy is a procedure where a stoma is created in the gallbladder, which can facilitate placement of a tube for drainage, first performed by American surgeon, Dr. John Stough Bobbs, in 1867.…

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