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Unusual Dialysate Leakage Complicating Peritoneal Dialysis.

Author(s): Chiu, Jainn-Shiun | Yu, Fu-Chiu | Chen, Chiou-An | Wang, Yuh-Feng

Journal: Alasbimn Journal
ISSN 0717-4055

Volume: 8;
Issue: 31;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Peritoneal scintigraphy | Peritoneal dialysis | Dialysate leakage.

A 16-year-old female who had end-stage renal disease on 2-month continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) presented with perineal pain 4 days before admission. The physical examination revealed bilateral labial edema. Peritoneal scintigraphy was requested after infusing 2 L peritoneal dialysate with direct administration of 370 MBq (10mCi) technetium-99m diethylenetriamine pentra-acetic acid into peritoneal cavity via Tenckhoff catheter. Radioactive uptake from right inguinal to labial region was clearly demonstrated, and this indicated the site of peritoneal leakage. After surgical intervention unilaterally, she continued CAPD without any recurrence.
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