Journal article

Laparoscopic EndoClose fixation of a peritoneal catheter reduces migration

Michael Rouse, Julian Choi, Jacqueline Bakhit, Brian Soh, Steven Chan

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: With the introduction of laparoscopic Tenckhoff catheter insertion in the early 1990s, catheter malposition resulting in malfunction remains a frequent complication, often requiring surgical or radiological intervention. In this pioneer study, we describe the technique of suturing the Tenckhoff catheter using an EndoClose (Medtronic, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia) device to the anterior abdominal wall during laparoscopic insertion and compare its outcomes with those not sutured. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all patients who underwent laparoscopic Tenckhoff catheter insertion at Western Health from January 2013 to June 2018. All procedures were undertaken or supervis..

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