A New Way to Correct PD Catheter Malposition and Blockage

Researchers in China developed a new, minimally invasive technique to reposition and unblock PD catheters. Tested in 16 PD patients, a surgeon made a small (3cm) incision under local anesthesia, disected the tissue, and pulled out the catheter. Adhesions were separated and a new catheter placed with forceps and stitched in place. After 6 months, all of the catheters were working.

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