[Laparoscopic salvage of malfunctioning peritoneal dialysis catheters caused by ovarian fimbria: a case report]

K Uchiyama, K Fujikawa, A Suga, K Naito
Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica 2001, 47 (9): 669-71
We report a case of peritoneal dialysis catheter obstruction caused by ovarian fimbria, which was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery. In June 2000, a 51-year-old woman, who started peritoneal dialysis in April 2000, complained of outflow obstruction of peritoneal dialysis fluid. Fluoroscopic imaging demonstrated the obstruction of peritoneal dialysis catheter by ovarian fimbria. Since the alpha technique under the fluoroscopic imaging did not improve the obstruction, the ovarian fimbria was removed laparoscopically in June 5, 2000. Peritoneal dialysis was successfully started the day after the surgery with no leakage of peritoneal dialysis fluid. The patient has remained without obstruction of peritoneal dialysis catheter for 8 months postoperatively.

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