Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 30, Issue 5, pp 465–467 | Cite as

Peritoneoscopy in the management of catheter malfunction during continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

  • Joanne A. P. Wilson
  • Richard D. Swartz
Original Articles


Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis is widely used in the maintenance of patients with chronic renal failure. Obstruction or displacement of the chronic dialysis catheter, which prevents dialysate drainage, can compromise ongoing dialysis. Conservative approaches (body position change, saline infusion, and enema) are often unsuccessful and more aggressive therapy may be required. We report the use of peritoneoscopy to reposition malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheters. The procedure proved to be safe and gave excellent long-term results.


Public Health Catheter Renal Failure Peritoneal Dialysis Chronic Renal Failure 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanne A. P. Wilson
    • 1
  • Richard D. Swartz
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of Michigan Medical CenterAnn Arbor

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