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September 1973

A Method for Prolonged Occlusion of T Tubes

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Surgery, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York; and the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(3):475. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350210103028

The use of an intraluminal plug obtained from the Longdwel catheter-needle is described for the prolonged occlusion of T tubes. This obviates the problem of deterioration of the rubber, which results from external compression.