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What type of dialysis access procedure would be necessary for peritoneal dialysis?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: PD cath

A peritoneal catheter is introduced in the lower abdomen to allow for introduction of fluids in and out.

In brief: PD cath

A peritoneal catheter is introduced in the lower abdomen to allow for introduction of fluids in and out.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Seth Akst
As Dr. Naguib replied, you would need a peritoneal dialysis catheter - a thin, flexible tube that is inserted through your skin and the peritoneum covering the abdominal contents. Once in place, the dialysis fluid could be put through that catheter and into your peritoneal space, as well as drained out through that same catheter after its "dwell" time.

In brief: PD Catheter

The pd catheter needs to be inserted and positioned properly.
This is usually done by a surgeon, but some interventional radiologists also place pd catheters. The majority of the catheter is inserted into the abdominal cavity and the outer segment is placed under the skin for a distance to the point where it exits the body and can be hooked up to the machine.

In brief: PD Catheter

The pd catheter needs to be inserted and positioned properly.
This is usually done by a surgeon, but some interventional radiologists also place pd catheters. The majority of the catheter is inserted into the abdominal cavity and the outer segment is placed under the skin for a distance to the point where it exits the body and can be hooked up to the machine.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
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