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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 175-178
Simplified Surgical Placement of Tenckhoff Catheter under Local Anesthesia: The Dammam Central Hospital Experience


1 Department of Nephrology, Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgery, Dammam Central Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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T J Youmbissi
Consultant Nephrologist, Dammam Central Hospital, P.O. Box 10388, Dammam 31443
Saudi Arabia
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Many methods are used for the placement of Tenckhoff catheters. Eighteen consecutive Tenckhoff catheters were placed under local anesthesia through a mini laparotomy with a reduced operating team. There were only three total catheter failures. Complications were infrequent and operating time was less than one hour on average. This simple procedure should be a part of the training program of all junior surgeons and nephrologists.


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