Displaced peritoneal dialysis catheter

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Renal transplant evaluation pre operative screening.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Male

What is this catheter? What is wrong? What is underlying illness?

Ideal location of the coiled tip is in the pelvis.

This catheter is out of position.


PD catheter is lateral to right kidney and ascites.

Case Discussion

Call the surgeon and inform the displaced position.

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Case information

rID: 37394
Published: 5th Jun 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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