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June 1989

Percutaneous Transhepatic Ultrasonic Cholelithotripsy

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Urology (Drs Das and Weinerth) and General Surgery (Dr Bollinger) and the Department of Radiology (Dr Rose), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Surg. 1989;124(6):747-748. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410060119026

• In a patient with acute cholecystitis whose body habitus precluded cholecystectomy, we used percutaneous transhepatic ultrasonic cholelithotripsy. We compare it with other modalities applicable in such cases. Although not commonly used, these alternatives may be the most appropriate therapy in certain unusual circumstances.

(Arch Surg 1989;124:747-748)

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