A Dolphin Nose Grasper is inserted via the upper 5 mm
trocar into the intra-abdominal cavity. It enters the lower 5 mm
trocar and exits the intra-abdominal cavity through the trocar. The lower
trocar is removed over the grasper. The coiled tip of
the PD catheter is grasped and pulled into the intra-abdominal cavity. It
is then placed into the pelvis in optimal position.
The catheter is anchored to the skin with a silk suture and tested
after the position of the Dacron cuffs is checked. The abdomen is deflated
and the trocars removed.
The PD catheter can be used in seven days.