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What exactly is peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation?

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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: PD Catheters

This is a procedure that is used to get a malfunctioning catheter to work again.
There are many different ways this is done - putting a wire down the catheter or putting other devices down the catheter. Ask you doctor for a more thorough explanation.

In brief: PD Catheters

This is a procedure that is used to get a malfunctioning catheter to work again.
There are many different ways this is done - putting a wire down the catheter or putting other devices down the catheter. Ask you doctor for a more thorough explanation.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Repositioning

Usually using an endoscopic surgery.
Usually done due to malfunction of the peritoneal tube i.e. Not draining fluid well. Change of position makes for a better chance for the catheter to work better.

In brief: Repositioning

Usually using an endoscopic surgery.
Usually done due to malfunction of the peritoneal tube i.e. Not draining fluid well. Change of position makes for a better chance for the catheter to work better.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Catheter move

Peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation refers to a procedure done by an experienced surgeon or an experienced interventional radiologist who will adjust the internal position within your abdomen of the internal aspect of the PD catheter. The catheter is not removed and replaced.
Rather the inner tube only is moved within the abdomen to allow better flows of the dialysis fluid.

In brief: Catheter move

Peritoneal dialysis catheter manipulation refers to a procedure done by an experienced surgeon or an experienced interventional radiologist who will adjust the internal position within your abdomen of the internal aspect of the PD catheter. The catheter is not removed and replaced.
Rather the inner tube only is moved within the abdomen to allow better flows of the dialysis fluid.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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