New PD catheter technique uses Amplatz dilators

A laparoscope paired with Amplatz dilators to form the skin tunnel was used in 100 people who needed a PD catheter. The omentum was trimmed if it was long, and adhesions were lysed when present. There were no exit site or tunnel infections with this technique, and no catheter cuff extrusions. No catheters migrated or were displaced—and 97% of the catheters were working 6 months later.

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