Covidien 8811313015 - Curled Catheter, Peritoneal, 2 Cuffs, 57cm, EACH
The Argyle Curl Cath Peritoneal Catheter is designed to stay low in the pelvic gutter, resulting in less catheter migration.
- 15 Fr outer diameter.
- Highly kink-resistant, silicone material.
- Curled catheter segment.
- Radiopaque stripe.
- Felt cuffs.
- Multiple catheter configurations.
- Provides maximum internal diameter to allow for steady flow rates during peritoneal fill and drain times.
- Provides comfort for the patient by reducing the likelihood of skin abrasion at the exit site and not impeding patient mobility. It also reduces the risk of organ or intestinal damage during insertion or use.
- Employs additional weight to further prevent internal catheter migration and minimizes patient inflow discomfort sometimes experienced with Tenckhoff catheter designs.
- Allows for visualization and orientation of the catheter during placement and diagnostic imaging.
- Anchor the catheter subcutaneously and preperitoneally, establishing a natural infection barrier through tissue ingrowth.
- Available in catheters or kits to ensure the inserter always has the right tools for insertion in any setting (O.R. or I.R.).
1. What is the French size?
- 15Fr in outer diameter.
2. What is the inner diameter?
- 2.6mm or 8Fr.
3. What is the catheter material?
- The Argyle Curl Cath Peritoneal Catheter is made of a highly kink-resistant, silicone that provides comfort for the patient by reducing the likelihood of skin abrasion at the exit site and not impeding patient mobility. The silicone also reduces the risk of organ or intestinal damage during insertion and use.
4. What function does the curl serve on the Argyle Curl Cath Peritoneal catheters?
- The additional mass of the curl portion of the Argyle Curl Cath Peritoneal Catheter keeps it low in the pelvic gutter, resulting in less catheter migration. The catheters curled tubing and numerous inflow/outflow holes diffuse dialysate gently into the patient.
5. Can the Argyle Curl Cath Peritoneal catheters be placed via a modified Seldinger technique or laparoscopically?
- Yes. The Argyle Curl Cath Peritoneal Catheter can be placed via a modified Seldinger technique or laparoscopically. For a percutaneous placement via a modified Seldinger technique, they can be placed using a 16Fr Argyle Pull-Apart Sheath/Introducer (Item #8815544010). If placing laparoscopically, the catheters are compatible with an Auto Suture Mini Step 7/8mm Cannula and Dilator (Autosuture - Covidien - part number MS101008).
6. How many cuffs do the Argyle Curl Cath Peritoneal catheters have?
- Felt cuffs anchor the catheter subcutaneously and help establish a natural infection barrier through tissue ingrowth. To meet the varying needs of patient and physician, three cuff configurations are offered: 1) Two attached cuffsone subcutaneous and one preperitoneal; 2) One attached cuffin the preperitoneal position; and 3) Two loose cuffsthe clinician can customize cuff placement on the catheter to meet the needs of the patient. According to the products Instructions for Use, the preperitoneal cuff is anchored to the anterior rectus sheath, making a watertight seal to prevent leakage from the peritoneal cavity. The subcutaneous cuff is placed 2cm3cm from the catheter exit site, deep subcutaneously to avoid cuff infection or extrusion. Both cuffs serve to anchor the catheter via tissue ingrowth and serve as a barrier to infection.