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

Abstract

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.