ICD-9-CM 51.02, 51.03
MeSH D002767

A cholecystostomy is a procedure where a stoma (medicine) is created in the gallbladder, which can facilitate placement of a tube for drainage.

It is sometimes used in cases of cholecystitis where the patient is ill, and there is a need to delay or defer cholecystectomy.[1]

See also


  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. 

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  • cholecystostomy — /koh leuh si stos teuh mee, kol euh /, n., pl. cholecystostomies. Surg. formation of an opening through the abdominal wall into the gallbladder, usually done for drainage and to remove gallstones. [CHOLECYST + O + STOMY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cholecystostomy — Establishment of a fistula into the gallbladder. [chole + G. kystis, bladder, + stoma, mouth] * * * cho·le·cys·tos·to·my .kō lə (.)sis täs tə mē n, pl mies surgical incision of the gallbladder usu. to effect drainage * * * cho·le·cys·tos·to·my… …   Medical dictionary

  • cholecystostomy — n. surgical removal of the gall bladder (due to gallstones) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cholecystostomy — cho·le·cys·tos·to·my …   English syllables

  • cholecystostomy — /kɒləsɪsˈtɒstəmi/ (say koluhsis tostuhmee) noun (plural cholecystostomies) a draining of the gall bladder with the organ left in place, usually done to remove stones. {New Latin cholecyst(is) gall bladder + o + stomy} …  

  • cholecystostomy — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌsiˈstästəmē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary chol + cystostomy “operation into the bladder”, from cyst + stomy : surgical incision of the gallbladder usually to effect drainage * * * /koh leuh si stos teuh mee,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • percutaneous cholecystostomy — insertion of a catheter into the gallbladder under radiologic guidance for drainage or for the removal of gallstones …   Medical dictionary

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  • Colostomy — Not to be confused with corpus callosotomy. Colostomy Intervention Line drawing showing a permanent colostomy for rectal cancer. ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

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