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February 1971

Trans-T-Tube CatheterizationIts Use in the Treatment of Postoperative Obstruction of the Common Bile Duct

Author Affiliations

From the departments of radiology (Dr. Short), surgery (Dr. Howard), and biochemistry (Dr. Diven), Presbyterian-University Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arch Surg. 1971;102(2):136-138. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350020046012

Trans-T-tube biliary catheterization using standard vascular catheters and guidewires has been used to relieve postoperative biliary obstruction. In two cases with long-term biliary drainage following bile duct reconstruction, sediment was dislodged from the tubing, while in another case a catheter was passed through a neoplastic stricture reestablishing drainage.