Gallbladder decompression for the treatment of acute cholecystitis in high-risk surgical patients has been conducted via percutaneous cholecystostomy tube (PC) or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with transpapillary drainage (TP). While endoscopic ultrasound-guided transmural gallbladder drainage using lumen-apposing metal stents (EGBD) is promising, there is limited data comparing the 3 types of therapies.
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