Double guidewire method: A novel technique for correction of migrated tenckhoff peritoneal dialysis catheter

Chi Ming Lee, Sheung Fat Ko, Hsin Chi Chen, Ting Kai Leung

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Twenty-two consecutive patients with a continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) catheter malfunctioning due to catheter migration were treated with a novel radiological manipulation technique, the "double guidewire method." The first guidewire is used to correct the direction of the catheter tip and the second wire is used to anchor the CAPD catheter so that an ideal course of the catheter can be maintained during removal of the first guidewire. Immediate catheter repositioning was achieved in 19 of 22 patients, and durable repositioning success was achieved in 13 patients. In conclusion, the "double guidewire method" is a simple but effective technique for prolonging CAPD catheter life in patients with malfunction due to catheter migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-590
Number of pages4
JournalPeritoneal Dialysis International
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003



  • Correction
  • Malposition
  • Tenckhoff catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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