Translational Surgery

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--23

Laparoscopic cholecystostomy in treatment of obstructive jaundice


Zijah Rifatbegovic, Amra Mestric, Zlatan Mehmedovic 
 Department of Surgery, University Clinical Center, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Correspondence Address:
Zijah Rifatbegovic
Department of Surgery, University Clinical Center, Trnovac bb, 75000 Tuzla
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cholecystostomy is considered to be a treatment option when conservative treatment of acute cholecystitis failed in elderly and critically ill patients. The aim of this paper is to present a cholecystostomy in the treatment of obstructive jaundice before the definitive operation for the underlying cause of jaundice. The patient in poor general condition with the obstructive jaundice was diagnosed to have a pancreatic head tumor. He had undergone the laparoscopic cholecystostomy. After improvement of the general condition and lower total bilirubin level, the patient had undergone to definitive procedure. It is shown that laparoscopic cholecystostomy can be a successful way for adequate bile drainage in a patient with poor general condition before the definitive treatment of obstructive jaundice.


How to cite this article:
Rifatbegovic Z, Mestric A, Mehmedovic Z. Laparoscopic cholecystostomy in treatment of obstructive jaundice.Transl Surg 2016;1:21-23


How to cite this URL:
Rifatbegovic Z, Mestric A, Mehmedovic Z. Laparoscopic cholecystostomy in treatment of obstructive jaundice. Transl Surg [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];1:21-23
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