Tenckhoff catheter

Case contributed by Dr Yair Glick


End-stage renal disease.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Tip of Tenckhoff catheter curled in right lower abdomen.

Normal bowel gas pattern.

Several calcified foci in left pelvis, most probably phleboliths.

Case Discussion

Woman with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Referred for ascertaining correct placement of Tenckhoff catheter.

Should not be mistaken for an extra-abdominal artifact.

Disclosure: I, Dr Yair Glick, have no actual or potential ethical or financial conflict of interest in relation to this device. This case is not intended to be a personal endorsement or recommendation of this product.

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Case information

rID: 53629
Published: 27th May 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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