The Journal of Bucharest College of Physicians and the Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences

Abdominal Pseudocyst in the Vicinity of Calcified Renal Allograft in a Patient with Peritoneal Dialysis – Case Report


Abdominal pseudocysts are rarely reported in peritoneal dialysis and usually arise secondary to repeated dialysisrelated peritonitis. We present the case of a patient with end-stage renal disease treated for 9 years by continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis that developed an abdominal pseudocyst in the vicinity of the non-functional and calcified renal graft. Because the adequacy of peritoneal dialysis was optimal, surgical removal of the invaginated peritoneum and closure of the breach allowed the patient to continue peritoneal dialysis treatment.