CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2023; 33(01): 076-079
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1758877
Review Article

Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheter Insertion: Technical and Clinical Considerations

Julian Yaxley
1   Department of Nephrology, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2   John Flynn Private Hospital, Tugun, Queensland, Australia
3   Department of Nephrology, Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.


Tunneled hemodialysis catheter insertion is a common and important procedure. Clinicians involved in the placement or maintenance of tunneled catheters require an appreciation of their best clinical application. Although comprehensive guidelines are available, many aspects of the published literature on this subject remain uncertain. This primer offers a concise, evidence-based discussion of 10 fundamental, everyday questions with respect to tunneled hemodialysis catheter insertion.

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Article published online:
07 December 2022

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