Reposition of a displaced peritoneal catheter: the Helsinki whiplash method.

Abstract

Dialysate outflow obstruction caused by displacement of the catheter tip is a relatively common complication of peritoneal dialysis, occurring in up to 20% of implanted catheters and often requiring surgical intervention. We describe a simple method used to reposition straight, Tenckhoff-type catheters. The procedure is performed under fluoroscopic control… (More)

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