Presternal peritoneal dialysis catheter
History of HIV, CHF, nephrotic syndrome, and dialysis.
What kind of dialysis is this patient undergoing?
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There is presternal peritoneal dialysis catheter, the tip in the abdomen is not seen, however.
There is also an IVC filter.
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The catheter seems suitable for any patient commencing peritoneal dialysis and is particularly useful in extremely obese patients (body mass index >40 kg/m2) and those with ostomies.
- Twardowski ZJ, Prowant BF, Pickett B et-al. Four-year experience with swan neck presternal peritoneal dialysis catheter. Am. J. Kidney Dis. 1996;27 (1): 99-105. Pubmed citation