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ICD-9-CM 51.02, 51.03
MeSH D002767

A cholecystostomy is a procedure where a stoma is created in the gallbladder, which can facilitate placement of a tube for drainage. It is sometimes used in cases of cholecystitis where the person is ill, and there is a need to delay or defer cholecystectomy.[1]

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  1. ^ Bakkaloglu H, Yanar H, Guloglu R, et al. (November 2006). "Ultrasound guided percutaneous cholecystostomy in high-risk patients for surgical intervention". World J. Gastroenterol. 12 (44): 7179–82. PMID 17131483.