Vascular access for hemodialysis in children
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In the light of many years’ experience in hemodialysis access surgery, the different methods of creating vascular access for dialysis treatment in the pediatric population are described. After presenting the various access types using autologous blood vessels and also heterologous grafts, their specific spectrum of complications is discussed in detail. Summarizing our experience it has to be emphasized that there is no specific angioaccess for children and adolescents, and that most vascular access procedures used in adults are also suitable for use in the young.
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