Impact of primary omentectomy on longevity of peritoneal dialysis catheters in children.

@article{Ladd2011ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of primary omentectomy on longevity of peritoneal dialysis catheters in children.},
  author={Alan P. Ladd and Francine D Breckler and Nathan Michael Novotny},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={201 3},
  pages={401-4; discussion 404-5}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of omentectomy on peritoneal dialysis catheter failure rates in pediatric patients with renal failure. METHODS A retrospective review of children undergoing peritoneal catheter placement was performed over a 22-year period. Children were segregated into those undergoing catheter placements with omentectomy or without. RESULTS One hundred sixty-three patients were reviewed, with a 1:1.03 ratio of male to female patients. The… CONTINUE READING

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