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ejmi. 2019; 3(1): 19-22 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2019.12015

Computed Tomography Findings of Peritoneal Dialysis Related Complications

Erdem Yilmaz1, Ilhan Kurultak2, Sedat Ustundag2, Nermin Tuncbilek1
1Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Edirne, Turkey, 2Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Edirne, Turkey

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

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Yilmaz E, Kurultak I, Ustundag S, Tuncbilek N. Computed Tomography Findings of Peritoneal Dialysis Related Complications. ejmi. 2019; 3(1): 19-22

Corresponding Author: Yilmaz E.

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