Where there is no t-tube: operative management of 2 patients with choledocholithiasis

  • DO Irabor Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • IO Oyegbile Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • JK Ladip Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • PA Adegoke Gastrointestinal Surgical Unit, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

The T tube is invaluable following choledochotomy. Unavailability has prompted improvisation using size 18 nasogastric tube as a T tube in 2 patients. The improvised tube was effective. In the absence of a conventional T tube, the nasogastric tube could serve as a useful alternative.

Keywords: Nasogastric Tube, T-Tube

Nig. J. of Surgical Research 4(1-2) 2002: 57-61

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