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Tenckhoff Catheters

Overview

  • Tenckhoff catheters are used to provide access to the peritoneum for peritoneal dialysis.
    • Look / Feel For

    • Catheter site infection - erythema, swelling, pus, tenderness, warmth
    • Scars
    • Signs of peritonism - rigidity, generalised abdominal tenderness, percussion tenderness, rebound tenderness
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