Gallbladder: Role of Interventional Radiology

Matthew Antalek, Ahsun Riaz, Albert A. Nemcek*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Percutaneous cholecystostomy is an established procedure for the management of patients with acute cholecystitis and with significant medical comorbidities that would make laparoscopic cholecystectomy excessively risky. In this review, we will explore the role of percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of acute cholecystitis as well as other applications in the management of biliary pathology. The indications, grading, technical considerations, and postprocedure management in the setting of acute cholecystitis are discussed. In addition, we will discuss the potential role of percutaneous cholecystostomy in the management of gallstones and biliary strictures, in establishing internal biliary drainage, and in a joint setting with other clinicians such as gastroenterologists in the management of complex biliary pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-339
Number of pages10
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2021


  • cystic duct stents
  • gallbladder
  • percutaneous cholecystostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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