Presternal peritoneal dialysis catheter

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


History of HIV, CHF, nephrotic syndrome, and dialysis.

Patient Data

Age: 60-65Y
Gender: Female

What kind of dialysis is this patient undergoing?

There is presternal peritoneal dialysis catheter, the tip in the abdomen is not seen, however.

There is also an IVC filter. 

Case Discussion

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.

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Case information

rID: 26791
Published: 8th Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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