Tenckhoff catheter

In peritoneal dialysis:

Any of several types commonly used in peritoneal dialysis, having end and side holes and consisting of a flexible silicone rubber tube with end and side holes and 1 or 2 extraperitoneal Dacron felt cuffs that help provide a bacteria-tight seal.

Palliative application:

To avoid multiple paracenteses, a Tenckhoff catheter maybe used successfully to drain the ascitic
fluid in a patient with peritoneal mesothelioma.

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