Endoscopic cystic duct stent as primary treatment for intrahepatic gallbladder perforation with abscess formation.

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Abstract

Intrahepatic gallbladder perforation with abscess formation is an uncommon presentation of biliary disease. There is no consensus on how to treat this condition, with strategies varying from percutaneous drainage to open cholecystectomy and washout. We present a case of a novel, minimally invasive treatment, using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to place a transcystic drain as a bridge to laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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