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Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1586-1592
Surgical Outcomes of Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Function in a Referral Center


1 Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Osama Bawazir
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-QuraUniversity, P.O. Box 715, Makkah 21955, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.352419

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Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is used in children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) for renal replacement therapy. However, it can be associated with the risk of post-surgical complications. The objectives of this study were to report our experience with the placement of PD catheters for 14 years and to assess the incidence of PD malfunction and other PD-related complications, including the effect of adopting minimally invasive techniques for catheter placement. The objectives of this study were to report our experience with placement of PD catheters for 14-year period and to assess the incidence of PD-related complications and the effect of adopting minimally invasive techniques for catheter placement. It is a retrospective cohort study at the department of pediatric surgery and pediatric nephrology, dialysis, and transplant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. We reviewed the records of all children who had PD catheter placements between 2005 and 2019. The data included demographics, the surgical technique, the performance of omentectomy, duration of PD catheter, and complication rates. Sixty-five patients had PD catheter insertion during the study period; 16 (24.6%) of them were placed in other institutions then referred to us. Thirty-five patients had no complications. Omentectomy during the first procedure was performed in 53 patients (81.54%). Early dialysate leaking occurred in six patients (9.3%); none were treated with surgical revisions. Four leaks resolved spontaneously, and hemodialysis (HD) was needed in two patients. The median PD catheter duration was 29 months (25th–75th percentiles: 21–41). Sixteen patients required revision (24.62%), and mortality occurred in five patients (7.69%). PD is a safe option in children with ESRD. Open placement with omentectomy in a specialized center could reduce leakage,help to start dialysis early, and decrease the conversion to HD.


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