De Novo Placement of a Tunneled Dialysis Catheter over a Wire with the Single-Incision Technique

Sohail G. Contractor, Tej D. Phatak, Nikhil Bhagat

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Abstract

The authors describe a technique for the de novo placement of a tunneled dialysis catheter (TDC) over a wire. With use of a micropuncture needle bent into a C shape, the internal jugular vein was accessed under real-time ultrasonographic guidance from the expected catheter exit location in the deltopectoral fossa. The TDC was placed over the wire alone, without the use of a peel-away sheath. Twelve TDCs were successfully placed with this technique without any complications at an average follow-up of 2 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1255-1259
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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