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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s004640080008
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL ENDOSCOPY AND OTHER INTERVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.820-822

Abstract

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.