The Outcomes of Percutaneous Versus Open Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters

@article{Park2013TheOO,
  title={The Outcomes of Percutaneous Versus Open Placement of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters},
  author={Young Suk Park and Sang Il Min and Dong Ki Kim and K O Oh and Seung-Kee Min and Suh Min Kim and Jongwon Ha},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={1058-1064}
}
Peritoneal dialysis catheters (PDCs) can be inserted by a percutaneous, open surgical, or laparoscopic approach. Considerable controversy surrounds the mode of catheter placement and its impact on technical success. We compared the complications and survival characteristics of PDCs that were inserted by the open approach versus those inserted percutaneously. We reviewed the outcomes of 167 patients who received PDCs between September 2009 and February 2012. Of these, 89 were placed… CONTINUE READING