Implantation of presternal catheter using Moncrief technique: aiming for fewer catheter-related complications.

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OBJECTIVES To reduce catheter-related complications, we developed a new technique of catheter implantation, combining a presternal catheter with the Moncrief technique. METHODS The presternal catheter, consisting of 2 catheters joined by a titanium extender, was surgically implanted. Its end was left embedded in the presternal wall. A few weeks after… (More)

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@article{Kubota2001ImplantationOP, title={Implantation of presternal catheter using Moncrief technique: aiming for fewer catheter-related complications.}, author={Masaya Kubota and Motoyori Kanazawa and Yoshiyuki Takahashi and Hiroaki Io and Naotaka Ishiguro and Yasuhiko Tomino}, journal={Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis}, year={2001}, volume={21 Suppl 3}, pages={S205-8} }