Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement technique

Paweł Polski, Monika Kusz, Paulina Pawluczuk, Agnieszka Maślak, Adam Alzubedi



Correct implantation of a peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter, among many factors, is the main aspect of the success of this method of renal replacement therapy and the avoidance of complications associated with dialysis access and its mechanical function. There are many types of peritoneal catheters: a simple Tenckhoff catheter, a catheter with a coiled spiral-shaped intraperitoneal part of the coli type, a catheter with a curved extraperitoneal part of the swan-neck type, a self-positioning catheter, a pre-bridge catheter. The article describes implantation techniques for peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters in renal replacement therapy. Complications associated with Tenckoff's catheter still cause significant morbidity and mortality, necessitating the transition to hemodialysis (HD) treatment.


peritoneal dialysis; tenckhoff catheter; catheter implantation

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