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Noninfectious complications of peritoneal dialysis catheters

Authors
Rebecca J Schmidt, DO, FACP
Jean L Holley, MD, FACP
Section Editor
Steve J Schwab, MD
Deputy Editors
Alice M Sheridan, MD
Wenliang Chen, MD, PhD

INTRODUCTION

The most frequent and important complication of peritoneal dialysis catheters is infection, which may result in catheter loss and discontinuation of peritoneal dialysis [1,2]. However, some evidence suggests that the transfer to hemodialysis for these reasons may be decreasing. (See "Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis".)

There are also significant noninfectious complications of peritoneal dialysis catheters. These include [3,4]:

Outflow failure

Pericatheter leak

Abdominal wall herniation

                            

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