Percutaneous Cholecystolithotomy: A Logical Progression of Endourologic Techniques

  • Donald P. Griffith
  • Malachy J. Gleeson


Percutaneous cholecystolithotomy (PCCL) is a new therapeutic alternative for patients with gallstones. Herein is described in detail the operative technique, and the initial experience with eight patients is presented. Seven patients had successful procedures, and one patient required cholecystectomy because of the inability to access the gallbladder.


Guide Wire Shock Wave Lithotripsy Foley Catheter Biliary Colic Oral Cholecystography 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Griffith
    • 1
  • Malachy J. Gleeson
    • 1
  1. 1.The Litho CenterSt. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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