International Urology and Nephrology

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 729–736 | Cite as

A simple modified open peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion procedure reduces the need for secondary surgery

  • Yingqin Li
  • Ye Zhu
  • Zibin Liang
  • Xiaobin Zheng
  • Huitao Zhang
  • Weiping ZhuEmail author
Nephrology - Original Paper



The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the efficacy of a modified peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion technique for reducing the incidence of mechanical complications.


We conducted a retrospective analysis of clinical data of 346 patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion at our peritoneal dialysis center. The traditional procedure was performed in 157 patients (group A) and the modified procedure in 189 patients (group B). The double-polyester-cuff straight Tenckhoff catheter was used in all patients.


At the end of 1 year, tunnel inflammation was more common in group A (21 patients after 0.011 patient-months follow-up versus 10 patients in group B after 0.007 patient-months of follow-up; p = 0.009). Technical survival rate of the catheter was significantly higher in group B (97.35% in group B vs. 89.81% in group A; p = 0.005). All-cause mortality was not significantly different between the two groups (4.5% in group A vs. 3.2% in group B; p = 0.532). Postoperative mechanical complications were also higher in group A (32 patients [20.4%] in group A vs. 3 patients [1.6%] in group B; p < 0.001). The incidences of complications such as hernia, dialysis fluid leakage, hemorrhage, incision infection, and prolapse of the polyester cuff were similar in the two groups.


The simple modified peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion procedure decreases the occurrence of catheter migration andomental encapsulation and improves the technical survival rate of the catheter.


Catheter Chronic renal failure Mechanical complication Peritoneal dialysis 



We thank our operation team and PD nursing team for their able assistance. This work was supported by Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. 2016A030310193).

Compliance with ethical standards


The authors have nothing to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nephrology DepartmentThe Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen UniversityZhuhaiChina
  2. 2.Radiology DepartmentThe Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen UniversityZhuhaiChina
  3. 3.Radiotherapy DepartmentThe Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen UniversityZhuhaiChina
  4. 4.Respiration DepartmentThe Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen UniversityZhuhaiChina

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