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Novel treatment (new drug/intervention; established drug/procedure in new situation)
Endoscopic removal of retained T- tube fragment
  1. Thoguluva Seshadri Chandrasekar1,
  2. Mallaiyappan Murugesh2,
  3. Subbaiah Radhakrishnan2,
  4. Thiruvengadam Sadagopan3,
  5. Abdul cadar Mohammed Hameed Hussain2
  1. 1
    Medindia Hospitals, Gastroenterology, 96, Vivekananda Road, Coimbatore, 641009, India
  2. 2
    Medindia Hospitals, Gastroenterology, 96, Vivekananda road, Ram nagar, Coimbatore, 641009, India
  3. 3
    Medindia Hospitals, 96, Vivekananda road, Ram nagar, Coimbatore, 641009, India
  1. tscmedindia{at}gmail.com

Summary

T-tube usage is common following common bile duct exploration for calculi and other complex biliary surgeries to ensure proper biliary diversion and healing. A 25-year-old woman was referred from a surgical unit with a history of open cholecystectomy and common bile duct exploration for cholelithiasis and choledocholithiasis with T-tube placement in the common bile duct for postoperative biliary diversion. While retrieving the T-tube, it got fractured and the fragment remained in the bile duct. We report a rare case of retained T-tube fragment after T-tube removal that was retrieved endoscopically.

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  • Competing interests: none.

  • Patient consent: Patient/guardian consent was obtained for publication.