Peritoneoscopic versus surgical placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters: a prospective randomized study on outcome.

The most commonly used technique for insertion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters is open surgical approach by minilaparotomy. Percutaneous implantation via the peritoneoscopic technique is expanding. Studies have suggested that PD catheters placed peritoneoscopically have longer survival rate than surgically placed ones. However, these studies were not… CONTINUE READING