The role of peritoneal scintigraphy in the detection of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis complications

Tokmak H., Mudun A. , Turkmen C. , Sanli Y., Cantez S. , Bozfakioglu S.

RENAL FAILURE, vol.28, no.8, pp.709-713, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08860220600925396
  • Journal Name: RENAL FAILURE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-713


While continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) offers several advantages over hemodialysis in patients with endstage renal disease, several complications have been recognized. The intraperitoneal instillation of dialysate increases intra-abdominal pressure and consequently predisposes the patient to leaks and herniations through defects in the abdominal wall.