Retained percutaneous tube--a misery of illiteracy.

  title={Retained percutaneous tube--a misery of illiteracy.},
  author={Rajesh Godara and Satish Dalal and Pradeep Kumar Garg and N Nityasha and Ashish Kumar Jain and Raj Mala},
  journal={Asian journal of surgery},
  volume={30 2},
Percutaneous catheter drainage of liver abscesses is an established technique. Intracavitatory knotting of the tube is a rare and potentially preventable complication that can involve significant morbidity. However, because of the rarity of this complication, there remains a persistent lack of awareness in the clinical community. The risk of tube knotting can be reduced with proper technique and correct choice of tubes.