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What is the purpose of the T tube?

What is the purpose of the T tube?

T Tube is a draining tube placed in the common bile duct after common bile duct (CBD) exploration with supra-duodenal choledochotomy. It provides external drainage of bile into a controlled route while the healing process of choledochotomy is maturing and the original pathology is resolving.

When do you use T tube Cholangiogram?

T-tube cholangiogram – UpToDate. If a T-tube has been placed at the time of a surgical common bile duct exploration, a T-tube cholangiography is performed 24 to 48 hours postoperatively.

How do you perform a Cholangiogram T tube?

What happens during the procedure? X-ray pictures are taken of the abdominal area. The tube draining the bile duct is cleaned and a small needle is inserted into it. A small amount of contrast (X-ray dye) is injected into the bile ducts through the tube while x-ray pictures are taken.

How long does a T tube stay in?

Operations on the common bile duct can result in severe long-term consequences. To prevent some of these complications, it is common practice to drain the biliary tree with a T-tube. The T-tube is usually removed 2 weeks after it was placed.

What is normal T tube drainage?

Expect 300 to 500 ml of thick, blood-tinged, bright yellow to dark green bile drainage the first 24 hours after surgery. Report drainage greater than 500 ml/day. After about 4 days, the amount will be less than 200 ml/day.

What type of surgical drain is Kehr’s T tube?

Kehr’s T tube : a tube consisting of a stem and a cross head (thus shaped like a T). The cross head is placed into the common bile duct while the stem is connected to a small pouch (i.e. bile bag). It is used as a temporary post-operative drainage of common bile duct.

What organs does a HIDA scan show?

A HIDA, or hepatobiliary, scan is a diagnostic test. It’s used to capture images of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and small intestine to help diagnose medical conditions related to those organs. Bile is a substance that helps digest fat.

Can I eat before a cholangiogram?

You will be asked not to eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to the exam. Tell your provider if you are taking any blood thinners such as Warfarin (coumadin), Plavix (clopidrogrel), Pradaxa, or Xarelto.

How is a T tube removed?

A control cholangiogram was then taken to confirm the integrity of the fibrous, fistulous tract around the tube. The T-tube is then definitively removed from the abdomen when a complete interruption of the bile flow is reached. The patient is then discharged without any control cholangiogram.

How do you drain a T tube?

The tube may drain into a bag that is attached to your body….Emptying the bag

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Remove the closure at the bottom of the bag.
  3. Drain the fluid into a measuring cup.
  4. Record the amount of fluid each time you empty the bag.
  5. Replace the closure on the bottom of the bag.
  6. Wash your hands again.

How do you drain a T-tube?

How is T-tube removed?