Displaced peritoneal dialysis catheter

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy

Presentation

Renal transplant evaluation preoperative screening

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

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

X-ray

Ideal location of the coiled tip is in the pelvis.

This catheter is out of position.

Ultrasound

PD catheter is lateral to right kidney and ascites.

Case Discussion

Call the surgeon and inform them of the displaced position of the PD catheter.

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