Normal post-cholecystectomy T-tube cholangiogram
Post laparoscopic cholecystectomy. T-tube inserted for retrieval of common duct stones ?bile leak.
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T-tube and surgical drain tube noted. Surgical clips in the region of the cystic duct remnant. No filling defect or contrast leak identified. Contrast reaches the duodenum. Extensive costal cartilage calcification noted.
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T-tubes are placed to allow for choledochotomy and exploration of the common bile duct in the setting of cholecystectomy for gallstones. They can be complicated by bile leak (~5%), fistula formation, peritonitis/sepsis, and tube failure/malposition,