MARTIN F. STEIN JR., M.D.
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To the Editor: This letter was prompted by the unexpected postmortem finding of a dialysis catheter within the peritoneal cavity of a dialysis patient. The catheter had been in this site for 16 months without causing symptoms or complications. This report may be of value in the management of future similar cases.
A 65-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital on September 20, 1967, for treatment of uremia. She had small kidneys and a creatinine clearance of 4.5 ml/min.
The first peritoneal dialysis was begun on October 9, 1967, by insertion of an Abbott peritoneal dialysis catheter through a paracentesis
STEIN MF. INTRAPERITONEAL LOSS OF A DIALYSIS CATHETER. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:869–870. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-71-4-869
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(4):869-870.
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