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February 1971

Trans-T-Tube Catheterization: Its 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.

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