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catheter

Med a long slender flexible tube for inserting into a natural bodily cavity or passage for introducing or withdrawing fluid, such as urine or blood

catheter

[′kath·ə·dər]
(medicine)
A hollow, tubular device for insertion into a cavity, duct, or vessel to permit injection or withdrawal of fluids or to establish patency of the passageway.
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The abdominal X-ray showed the tip of the Tenckhoff catheter at the third lumbar vertebra level (see Figure 1).
Abdominal hernias are considered relative contraindications to PD, but if identified in a timely manner, they can be repaired prior to the insertion of a Tenckhoff catheter.
In their article in the February 2010 issue of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, Walker and Bryden discussed the nursing care of patients with Tenckhoff catheters.
Comparative study between self-locating peritoneal catheters and Tenckhoff catheters with regard to intraperitoneal displacement
Extension lines or minilines were attached to the Tenckhoff catheter postoperatively again as per surgeon preference.
The Tenckhoff catheter, which is considered the gold standard for peritoneal access, is the most commonly used PD catheter (Flanigan & Gokal, 2005).
This demonstrates the importance of early referral for establishment of permanent access whether arteriovenous fistula or Tenckhoff catheter.
A laparotomy revealed the tip of the Tenckhoff catheter was deep in the pouch of Douglas, with evidence of peritoneal erosion over the left vaginal fornix.