Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement with Peritoneoscopic Technique and Successful Initiation of Peritoneal Dialysis in a Patient with Diastasis Recti
Article first published online: 12 SEP 2013
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Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 27, Issue 1, pages E1–E3, January–February 2014
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Abdelsalam, M. S., Althaf, M. M., Albaqumi, M. N., Alfurayh, O., Korbi, L. and Haq, N. U. (2014), Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement with Peritoneoscopic Technique and Successful Initiation of Peritoneal Dialysis in a Patient with Diastasis Recti. Seminars in Dialysis, 27: E1–E3. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12139
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 12 SEP 2013
Preserved anatomical integrity of the anterior abdominal wall is considered important in the presurgical evaluation of a patient who is being considered for placement of a peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter. Diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) is the excessive widening or separation between the two bellies of the rectus abdominis muscle. The separation can occur anywhere along the linea alba and at times has been found to span the entire length from the xiphosternal angle to the pubic bone. Presence of DRA can pose a surgical challenge in the peritoneoscopic placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter. In this report, we discuss a case of successful placement of peritoneal dialysis catheter with peritoneoscope technique and successful initiation of peritoneal dialysis in a chronic kidney disease patient with DRA.