Laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement: step by step approach
Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2017;17(09). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en5015
This is the case of an 87-year-old man with a history of chronic kidney disease stage 5 proposed for dialysis. The patient had a medical history of diabetes mellitus type 2 over 10 years, hypertension, anemia treated with erythropoietin. The patient was a former smoker. After explaining to the patient and his family the option between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, the patient opted for the peritoneal one. He was admitted electively and submitted to 3D laparoscopic peritoneal dialysis catheter placement. The surgery and post-operative period were uneventful. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 2.