CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 87–89 | Cite as

Surgical Repair of a Post-traumatic Arteriovenous Fistula Complicated by Stent-Graft Misplacement

  • Sinan ŞahinEmail author
  • Bayer Çı ınar
  • Şule N. Bilgin
  • Levent Çelik
  • Ergin E. Eren


An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein which may result from a traumatic injury or occur as a congenital abnormality. It may be asymptomatic or may present with a variety of symptoms. Surgical or endovascular treatment can be preferred. We present a case of unsuccessful percutaneous treatment of a femoral AVF due to misplacement of the stent-grafts, necessitating surgical correction.


Arteriovenous fistula Complication Endovascular treatment Surgical treatment Stent-graft Trauma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sinan Şahin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bayer Çı ınar
    • 2
  • Şule N. Bilgin
    • 1
  • Levent Çelik
    • 1
  • Ergin E. Eren
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryDr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery HospitalIstanbulTurkey

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