Laparoscopic management of malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheters

Yilmazlar T., Yavuz M., Ceylan H.

SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES, vol.15, no.8, pp.820-822, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is an established alternative method to hemodialysis for treating end-stage renal disease patients. However, this method is associated with a significant number of complications, such as catheter malposition, omental wrapping, and infection. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of laparoscopy in the treatment of malfunctioning CAPD catheters.