Laparoscopic Tenckhoff catheter insertion: a prospective study of a new technique.


BACKGROUND This study describes a new technique of laparoscopic Tenckhoff catheter insertion. METHODS During a 12-month period, 53 consecutive patients requiring insertion of peritoneal dialysis catheters were studied prospectively. A new technique of laparoscopic insertion was developed. RESULTS Forty-eight patients out of 49 (98%) had successful… (More)