Optimal timing of Cholecystectomy after Percutaneous gallbla
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Acute cholecystitis (AC) is a common disease for which laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the standard treatment. However, in patients with severe AC, the rate of complications such as bile leak, common bile duct injury, and bowel injury is high after LC, suggesting an association between severity of inflammation and difficulty of LC. Therefore, evaluation of the severity of AC is important in determining the appropriate treatment.The Tokyo guideline for acute cholecystitis recommended percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage followed by cholecystectomy for severe acute cholecystitis, but the optimal timing for the subsequent cholecystectomy remains controversial....

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