Acalculous Cholecystitis in Burn Patients: Is There a Role for Percutaneous Cholecystostomy?

Steven J. Hermiz, Paul Diegidio, Roja Garimella, Shiara Ortiz-Pujols, Hyeon Yu, Ari Isaacson, Matthew A. Mauro, Bruce A. Cairns, Charles Scott Hultman

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Abstract

Although acute acalculous cholecystitis is uncommon in burn patients, this condition can be rapidly fatal due to delays in diagnosis and treatment and should always be considered in the differential diagnosis when burn patients become septic, develop abdominal pain, or have hemodynamic instability. This article reviews the use of percutaneous cholecystostomy in burn patients as both a diagnostic and therapeutic intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acalculous cholecystitis
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Hermiz, S. J., Diegidio, P., Garimella, R., Ortiz-Pujols, S., Yu, H., Isaacson, A., Mauro, M. A., Cairns, B. A., & Hultman, C. S. (2017). Acalculous Cholecystitis in Burn Patients: Is There a Role for Percutaneous Cholecystostomy? Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 44(3), 567-571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cps.2017.02.025