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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-8

Percutaneous CAPD catheter insertion by a nephrologist versus surgical placement: A comparative study


1 Department of Nephrology, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Lake area, Madurai - 625 107, India
2 Department of Urology, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, Lake area, Madurai - 625 107, India

Correspondence Address:
K Sampathkumar
Department of Nephrology, Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Center, Madurai - 625 107
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.41280

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Peritoneal dialysis catheter (PDC) for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is inserted into the abdominal cavity either by a surgeon, interventional radiologist or nephrologist. Various innovations have been made in the methodology adopted in the placement of the PDC. We compared the percutaneous approach for PDC insertion with the open surgical technique. From January 2006 to May 2007, 25 of the 46 catheters were successfully inserted using the percutaneous Seldinger technique. The incision size (2.6 0.7 vs 7.3 0.6 cm) and the length of hospital stay (11.9 5.9 vs 17.3 6.8 d) were considerably less in the percutaneously placed group compared to the surgically placed group. Early initiation of exchanges and reduction in the expenses were other important advantages of this method.






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