What is a Peritoneogram?

Peritoneography involves the intraperitoneal injection of nonionic contrast for evaluation of the abdominal parietes. When used selectively for evaluation of the inguinal region and pelvic floor, it is termed herniography.

What is a CT peritoneography?

Computed tomographic (CT) peritoneography involves CT of the abdomen and pelvis after administration of a mixture of contrast material and dialysate. CT peritoneography can demonstrate a variety of complications of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

What is Tenckhoff catheter?

The Tenckhoff catheter is a long, narrow tube inserted into you peritoneal cavity. The peritoneal cavity is the space in your body that contains your stomach, bowel, liver, bladder etc. It is covered by a membrane that holds all the organs in place—the peritoneal membrane.

What is a PD catheter?

A PD catheter is a flexible, plastic tube (about the length of a ruler and the width of a pencil) that allows dialysis fluid (called dialysate) to enter the abdominal cavity, pull toxins through the small blood vessels that are in the lining of the abdomen and organs, and then drain the used dialysate back out again.

How is Herniorrhaphy done?

Herniorrhaphy (tissue repair) It involves a surgeon making a long incision directly over the hernia then using surgical tools to open the cut enough to access it. Tissues or a displaced organ are then returned to their original location, and the hernia sac is removed.

Is iodinated contrast Dialyzable?

Most low-osmolality iodinated contrast media are not protein-bound, have relatively low molecular weights, and are readily cleared by dialysis.

What is Tenkhoff?

What is a Tenckhoff catheter? A Tenckhoff catheter is a soft, see-through rubber tube. A doctor puts it into your pleural space to drain fluid from around your lung. The catheter is tunnelled under your skin and then brought out. The place where it comes out of your skin is called the exit site.

What is Dacron cuff?

• Dacron Cuff The Dacron cuff is placed under your skin, just above the exit site. In about three to four weeks, tissue will grow onto the cuff and create a seal. The seal helps keep the catheter from slipping out. The seal also prevents germs from going into the bloodstream.

How do you do CAPD?

CAPD is “continuous,” machine-free and done while you go about your normal activities such as work or school. You do the treatment by placing about two quarts of cleansing fluid into your belly and later draining it. This is done by hooking up a plastic bag of cleansing fluid to the tube in your belly.

What is the difference between herniorrhaphy and Herniotomy?

Herniotomy (removal of the hernial sac only) Herniorrhaphy (herniotomy plus repair of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal)