Special Procedures

  • Julian Dobranowski
  • David A. Stringer
  • Sat Somers
  • Giles W. Stevenson


Most sinus and fistula tracts can be examined by insertion of a small catheter (such as a 5 or 8 French neonatal feeding tube) into the orifice of the tract. The tube is inserted until resistance is felt, taking care that kinking of the catheter does not occur. Water-soluble contrast is then slowly injected, and spot films outlining the course of the sinus tract are obtained. These films should be taken in at least two projections (Fig. 6.1).


Bile Duct Common Bile Duct Guide Wire Bile Duct Stone Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Dobranowski
    • 1
  • David A. Stringer
    • 2
  • Sat Somers
    • 3
  • Giles W. Stevenson
    • 4
  1. 1.St. Joseph’s HospitalMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyChedoke-McMaster Hospitals and McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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