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Abstract

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) accounts for 6% of patients on maintenance dialysis. There are several factors responsible for this low prevalence. Transfer of patients to hemodialysis when any problem in the technique is present is probably one of the most frequent reasons. Thus, when a problem in the PD catheter appears they are routinely removed instead of subjecting to salvage procedures. We report three cases of accidental cutting of the peritoneal catheter and present the steps taken to salvage the catheter without discontinuing the technique and avoiding withdrawal of the catheter.