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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 507-510
Conservative treatment of processus vaginalis hernia in two peritoneal dialysis patients


Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, King Fahad University Hospital, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh
Consultant Nephrologist, Assistant Profesor, Chief of Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, King Fahad University Hospital, Al-Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Dialysate leakage represents one of the major noninfectious complications of peri­toneal dialysis (PD). In some instances, dialysate leakage may lead to discontinuation of the technique. Despite its importance, the incidence, risk factors, management, and outcome of dia­lysate leakage are poorly characterized in the literature. Here, we report two PD patients who pre­sented with painless scrotal swelling. Computerized peritoneography confirmed the diagnosis of processus vaginalis hernia that was treated conservatively.


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