Bent subcutaneous peritoneal catheter shape for regular dialysis treatment in children.


A permanent bowing of the subcutaneous part of the Tenckhoff-type catheter (bent neck--Quinton, and swan neck--Accurate Surgical Instruments) enables the catheter to turn from an upward direction of the subcutaneous tunnel to a downward direction by a smooth 160 degrees-180 degrees bend creating a downward skin exit. We have used this catheter shape in… (More)


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