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Indian Journal of Surgery
Medknow Publications on behalf of Association of Surgeons of India
ISSN: 0972-2068
Vol. 68, No. 6, 2006, pp. 328-329
Bioline Code: is06096
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Surgery, Vol. 68, No. 6, 2006, pp. 328-329

 en Case Report-Delayed cholangitis due to a retained T-tube fragment
Kourosh Shamimi, Fereydon Moazami, Mehdi Jalali, Ali Aminian

Abstract

Biliary drainage with T-tube after bile duct exploration has some advantages. However, the use of T-tube is associated with significant complications. Retained T-tube fragment is a rare complication after biliary surgery. We present an unusual case of delayed cholangitis resulting from a retained T-tube fragment and common bile duct stones, occurring four years after previous bile duct exploration in the case of colon cancer. We recommend early removal of a missing fragment to avoid potential serious complications.

Keywords
Cholangitis, choledochotomy, common bile duct, complication, T-tube

 
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