Objectives: The aim of our study is to demonstrate the computed tomography (CT) findings of peritoneal dialysis (PD)- related complications. Methods: CT findings of PD-related complications of 28 patients (14 female, 14 male, mean 52.3±2.5 years, (range 34-73)) were evaluated retrospectively. Patients were examined in terms of PD catheter complications, dialysis liquid leakage, hernia, intra-abdominal collection, sclerosing encapsulated peritonitis, and perforation. Results: The mean duration of PD treatment was 39,4 months (range 4-180). The ratio of complications detected in CT is 93% (n=26). Four findings were detected in 1 patient (3.5%), three findings in 10 patients (39%), two findings in 7 patients (25%), and a finding in 8 patients (28.5%). The most common finding was PD cathether malposition (n=21, 75%). Others were hernia (n=18, 64%), dialysis liquid leakage (n=14, 50%), sclerosing encapsulated peritonitis (n=2, 7%), and subcutaneous emphysema (n=1, 3.5%). Conclusion: Abdominal CT is an effective imaging method to demonstrate PD-related complications. PD cathether malposition, hernia, and dialysis liquid leakage were the most common complications. Keywords: Complication, imaging, peritoneal dialysis
Corresponding Author: Yilmaz E.