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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2015, Article ID 684976, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/684976
Case Report

A Novel Technique for Laparoscopic Salvage of CAPD Catheter Malfunction and Migration: The Santosh-PGI Hanging Loop Technique

1Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
2Department of Nephrology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India

Received 30 December 2014; Revised 13 March 2015; Accepted 16 March 2015

Academic Editor: Kostas C. Siamopoulos

Copyright © 2015 Santosh Kumar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

CAPD catheter malfunction is a common problem. Obstruction due to wrapping by appendices epiploicae of sigmoid colon has been rarely reported in literature. We report a case of CAPD catheter malfunction caused by catheter tip migration and obstruction by appendices epiploicae that was successfully managed by laparoscopic hanging loop technique. This case report highlights the ease with which epiplopexy can be performed and catheter tip migration can be prevented by this innovative laparoscopic procedure.