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Catheters, Peritoneal

Definition : Catheters designed for insertion into the cavity surrounded by the double-layer sac that lines the abdominal walls and covers most of the viscera contained therein (peritoneum). These catheters have particular characteristics according to their clinical use (e.g., drainage, dialysis) or use as distal catheters in hydrocephalus shunts.

Entry Terms : "Peritoneal Catheters"

UMDC code : 16433

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