What is Peritoneal Dialysis

In Peritoneal dialysis treatment is used to clear the waste products from the blood with the help of instillation of fluid into the abdominal cavity. The fluid is injected into the abdominal cavity for a couple of hours and then it is removed. The fluid absorbs waste and eradicates access fluid from the body during extraction. A special fluid is used for this treatment which is instilled and eventually removed through a Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter.

What is a Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter?

In this treatment, a Special tube is used to place into the abdomen through a short surgical procedure which helps in instillation and evacuation of fluid used in peritoneal dialysis. Catheter placement is usually carried out 14-15days prior to dialysis. In some conditions, Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters are used immediately (acute-use catheters) because of High-Risk Complications due to prolonged use of these catheters that are not commonly used. The durability of a Peritoneal Dialysis is approximately for 3years for any further replacement.

How is a Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter placed?

We used a laparoscopic-assisted method for placement of the PD catheter to ensure proper placement and function. The procedure includes an omentopexy, which means that the omentum, a fatty apron-like fold of visceral peritoneum that hangs down from the stomach, is put away from the catheter; this prevents the omentum from wrapping around the catheter, thus, obstructing it.