Peritoneal dialysis catheter


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A soft plastic catheter is surgically implanted, under general anesthesia, in your abdomen at the level of your navel.

Le cathéter de dialyse péritonéal

A portion of the catheter (about 30 cm) remains outside your body and is easily hidden under the clothes. It ensures the link-up between your body and the dialysate bags. A preparation of the skin and possibly an intestinal one need to be performed 48 hours before the insertion of the catheter.

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Last update : 18/12/2019