• Beware of the Interval Cholecystectomy (July 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Infection & Sepsis, Surgical Critical Care
    James Ackerman, MD, Ryan Abegglen, MD, Mark Scaife, MD, Andrew Peitzman, MD, Matthew Rosengart, MD, J. Wallis Marsh, MD, and Kurt R. Stahlfeld, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    The purpose of this study was to quantify the morbidity and mortality associated with the interval cholecystectomy.

    Impact Statement:

    Percutaneous cholecystostomy is being used with increasing frequency in the management of acute cholecystitis. Currently there is controversy regarding the indication for drain placement and the subsequent management of these patients.

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