An experimental evaluation of the types of material used for bile duct drainage tubes.

@article{Apalakis1976AnEE,
  title={An experimental evaluation of the types of material used for bile duct drainage tubes.},
  author={A Apalakis},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1976},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={440-5}
}
  • A Apalakis
  • Published 1976 in The British journal of surgery
A comparison has been carried out of the properties of latex, silicone, red rubber and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) T tubes draining the common bile duct in dogs. The tubes remained in the animals for 15-98 days. Bile cultures, liver function tests, cholangiograms and the histology of the common bile ducts were studied, and the changes in the physical… CONTINUE READING