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International Journal of Surgery Science
Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part G (2021)

Comparison of primary closure and T-tube drainage of the common bile duct after choledochotomy

Author(s): Dr. Swapnil A Pattanshetti, Dr. Vidya M Mahalmani and Dr. Kannikanti Nageswara Rao
Abstract: The closure of common bile duct (CBD) after choledocholithotomy can be done over T-tube or primarily. The method of T-tube drainage comes with many complications and hence, nowadays, there is tendency to close CBD primarily which leads to less complications and shorter duration of stay at hospital. We conducted this study comparing primary closure of CBD with T-tube drainage following choledocholithotomy over a period of one year in 40 patients divided in two groups each of 20 i.e. Group A– primary closure and Group B- T-tube drainage. The results were compared in terms of operating time, duration of stay at hospital and complications such as leakage and wound infection. It was observed that primary closure group had less operating time, less duration of hospital stay and less complication rates as compared to T-tube group. Hence, we concluded in our study that primary closure can be recommended as safe alternative procedure after choledocholithotomy in selected patients of choledocholithiasis.
Pages: 623-625  |  244 Views  105 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Swapnil A Pattanshetti, Dr. Vidya M Mahalmani, Dr. Kannikanti Nageswara Rao. Comparison of primary closure and T-tube drainage of the common bile duct after choledochotomy. Int J Surg Sci 2021;5(1):623-625. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2021.v5.i1g.647
International Journal of Surgery Science