THOMAS A. GOLPER, M.D.; JEAN CARPENTER, R.N.
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To the editor: Many dialysis centers are initiating continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis with guidance from established programs. However, dialysis staff will inevitably face certain situations for which they have had little preparation. For this reason, we share our experience of two cases in which Tenckhoff catheters were accidently cut by scissors in the removal of tape. In both cases the catheters were salvaged and remain functional, and no episodes of peritonitis developed. A plan of management for such accidents is recommended.
Case 1: During a dressing change, the patient's catheter was accidentally severed by bandage scissors about 3 cm above
GOLPER TA, CARPENTER J. Accidents with Tenckhoff Catheters. Ann Intern Med. ;95:121–122. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-1-121_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(1):121-122.
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