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Introduction: Peritoneal dialysis is a renal replacement therapy that has advanced in technique over the last few decades. In this study, we describe a novel method for laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion and fixation and compare its outcome to standard laparoscopic insertion technique with better cosmetic outcome.Method: Peri-operative and follow up data was collected retrospectively for 184 patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion from September 2012 to September 2018.Results: The post-modification technique showed no difference in catheter blockage rates, incisional hernia or catheter replacement rates. A significant difference was found in catheter migration rate and exit site infections and overall complication rates, found to be lower using the new technique.Conclusion: A modification of the laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis technique is superior to standard laparoscopic insertion with a cosmetically more appealing outcome due to one visible.
Author(s): Musbahi A, Kanakala V
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: The Journal of Vascular Access
Print publication date: 01/09/2021
Online publication date: 30/09/2020
Acceptance date: 30/09/2020
ISSN (print): 1129-7298
ISSN (electronic): 1724-6032
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.
PubMed id: 32993444
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