PD catheter

I have some questions about the PD catheter;

1 How far does the catheter extend external to the abdomen?

2 How is the catheter removed once it is no longer needed or used? (after kidney transplant for example)

3 What is the diameter of the catheter? 8)

You might want to read about options for treatment on Kidney School (www.kidneyschool.org) and the National Kidney Foundation has a brochure on peritoneal dialysis at www.kidney.org/kls/patients/plu_pd/index.cfm