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A granuloma (sometimes called proud flesh) is a growth of
healthy cells around the tenckhoff (coming out of the exit
site). The cells can form as a response to the
"foreign body" (Catheter) and while they are not harmful when
small they can promote breakdown of the exit site
(including infection) and potentially cause discomfort and
even pressure on the catheter. Silver nitrate is a
product used for reducing granulomas. It is also commoly
used for removing warts.
The granuloma will be assessed at your childs outpatient
appointment. It is preferable for the PD coordinator to
demonstrate how to apply silver nitrate carefully.
You will need: