04184497 is referenced by 134 patents and cites 5 patents.

An implantable catheter for subcutaneous placement defining a tubular member which carries an enlarged, hollow, needle-pierceable member on one end thereof. The enlarged hollow member is implanted under the skin. The catheter defines a pair of angled turns, each of the angled turns occupying a plane which defines approximately a 90 degree angle to the plane of the other angle. This permits the enlarged portion of the catheter to be horizontally positioned subcutaneously, relative to an erect patient, while the end of the tubular catheter extends to its desired location in the peritoneal cavity.

Title
Peritoneal dialysis catheter
Application Number
5/828019
Publication Number
4184497
Application Date
August 26, 1977
Publication Date
January 22, 1980
Inventor
Thomas R Kessler
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Willem J Kolff
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
C W Martin
Assignee
University of Utah
UT, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
A61M 5/00
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