A Rare Complication During Percutaneous Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion: Intravesical Placement

Erim Gülcan, Seval Yildiz Sahin, Mehmet Korkmaz, Ozlem Kabak
Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis 2018, 34 (2018): 61-63
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one of the treatment options for patients with end-stage renal failure. To start PD treatment, a catheter must be placed for access to the abdominal cavity, and it can be placed using surgical, laparoscopic, or percutaneous methods. However, complications can develop during catheter placement.In the present case report, we describe a patient in whom treatment was pursued after an unusual complication rarely mentioned in the literature: a dialysis catheter accidentally inserted percutaneously into the bladder. Under ultrasonography guidance, the catheter was pulled from the urinary bladder and pushed into the intra-abdominal cavity. No complications resulted from the procedure, and the patient proceeded to PD treatment. This case is, to our knowledge, the only such report in the literature.

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