Approach to a Patient with Visceral Perforation



Bowel perforation is a known complication of peritoneal dialysis. Both open surgical and minimally invasive percutaneous techniques are associated with this complication. Today, many renal physicians are inserting peritoneal dialysis and consequently must be versed in the management of procedure-induced bowel perforation. This chapter presents information on the management of bowel perforation sustained during peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion procedure.


Bowel Perforation Bowel Injury Veress Needle Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Bowel Rest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Nephrology and HypertensionAlbany Medical CollegeAlbanyUSA

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