Medline ® Abstract for Reference 8
Drainage of gallbladder fossa fluid collections with endoprosthesis placement under endoscopic ultrasound guidance: a preliminary report of two cases.
Kahaleh M, Wang P, Shami VM, Tokar J, Yeaton P
Collections of fluid in the gallbladder fossa can be detected by ultrasound in as many as 29% of patients following cholecystectomy. Traditionally, persistent collections are treated by percutaneous drainage and bile duct decompression. We present two cases of persistent gallbladder fossa fluid collections which were refractory to bile duct decompression but which were successfully drained by endoscopic ultrasound-guided endoprosthesis placement. Under endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) control, a 19-gauge needle was inserted through the duodenal wall into the gallbladder fossa fluid collection. A guide wire was coiled within the collection, and an endoprosthesis was placed over the wire. Endoprosthesis insertion was successful in both cases, resulting in rapid symptomatic and radiographic improvement. EUS-guided drainage offers a minimally invasive alternative to percutaneous treatment of persistent gallbladder fossa fluid collections following cholecystectomy.
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