Pleuro-peritoneal or pericardio-peritoneal leak in children on chronic peritoneal dialysis—A survey from the European Paediatric Dialysis Working Group

Stephanie Dufek, Tuula Holtta, Michel Fischbach, Gema Ariceta, Augustina Jankauskiene, Rimante Cerkauskiene, Claus Peter Schmitt, Betti Schaefer, Christoph Aufricht, Elizabeth Wright, Constantinos J. Stefanidis, Mesiha Ekim, Sevcan Bakkaloglu, Günter Klaus, Aleksandra Zurowska, Karel Vondrak, Johan Vande Walle, Alberto Edefonti, Rukshana Shroff

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Abstract

Background: Pleural or pericardial effusions secondary to pleuro-peritoneal fistula (PPF) and pericardio-peritoneal fistula (PcPF) are rare but serious complications of peritoneal dialysis (PD). Methods: We conducted a 10-year survey across all participating centres in the European Paediatric Dialysis Working Group to review the incidence, diagnostic techniques, therapeutic options and outcome of children on chronic PD with PPF and/or PcPF. Results: Of 1506 children on PD there were ten cases (8 of PPF, 1 each of PcPF and PPF + PcPF), with a prevalence of 0.66 %. The median age at presentation was 1.5 [inter-quartile range (IQR) 0.4–2.4] years, and nine children were

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2021-2027
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume30
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 29 2015

Keywords

  • Children
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pericardio-peritoneal fistula
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleuro-peritoneal fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Dufek, S., Holtta, T., Fischbach, M., Ariceta, G., Jankauskiene, A., Cerkauskiene, R., Schmitt, C. P., Schaefer, B., Aufricht, C., Wright, E., Stefanidis, C. J., Ekim, M., Bakkaloglu, S., Klaus, G., Zurowska, A., Vondrak, K., Vande Walle, J., Edefonti, A., & Shroff, R. (2015). Pleuro-peritoneal or pericardio-peritoneal leak in children on chronic peritoneal dialysis—A survey from the European Paediatric Dialysis Working Group. Pediatric Nephrology, 30(11), 2021-2027. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00467-015-3137-z