Selective performance of prophylactic omentopexy during laparoscopic implantation of peritoneal dialysis catheters.

@article{Crabtree2003SelectivePO,
  title={Selective performance of prophylactic omentopexy during laparoscopic implantation of peritoneal dialysis catheters.},
  author={John H. Crabtree and Arnold Fishman},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          180-4
        }
}
Omental entrapment of the peritoneal dialysis catheter remains a common cause of flow dysfunction. Prophylactic omentectomy during catheter implantation is still followed with an incidence of flow obstruction as high as 10%. We describe indications and a technique for selective performance of omentopexy during laparoscopic catheter implantation that resulted in only a 0.7% obstruction rate in 153 consecutive patients as compared with a 12.8% rate in a preceding group of 78 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING
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