• An easily fabricated, small-caliber, flare-tipped polyethylene catheter was used for transcystic duct cholangiography in 385 patients. A modified cystic duct clamp and a Potts-Smith scissors have expedited the intubation. The catheter has proved to be a versatile tool during biliary surgery, being used in different technical maneuvers. Its value as a transcystic duct drain has been demonstrated in a selected group of patients.
(Arch Surg 114:749-751, 1979)
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