Definition : Stylets designed for use in the lumen of catheters intended for transcutaneous insertion in the peritoneum (i.e., peritoneal catheters). These devices typically are very thin metallic (e.g., stainless steel) wires or flexible rods; they are frequently kept in the lumen of the tube after placement to stiffen and/or maintain the shape of the structure. Dedicated peritoneal stylets are available for temporary use during the introduction of peritoneal (e.g., dialysis) catheters (e.g., straightening stylets); other dedicated stylets (both single-use and reusable) are also available for peritoneal tunneled catheters.
Entry Terms : "Peritoneal Stylets"
UMDC code : 13837