Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Intraperitoneal catheterization

Synonym(s): Diagnostic peritoneal lavage

Introduction

  • To introduce a catheter into the abdomen for administration or drainage of fluids.

Uses

  • Peritoneal lavage, eg uroperitoneum.
  • Collection of fluid samples for diagnostic techniques. 
  • Fluid dialysis, eg acute renal failure Kidney: acute renal failure
  • Drainage of large volumes of abdominal fluid where rapid reduction of pressure is required, eg dyspnea due to ascites.

Advantages

  • Simple technique requiring minimal equipment and expertise.

Disadvantages

  • May not be possible to drain viscous fluid through needle.
  • Not recommended for fluid administration (venous route is far preferable).

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

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