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Pediatric Nephrology

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 87–95 | Cite as

Vascular access for hemodialysis in children

  • Wolf Dieter Brittinger
  • Gottfried Walker
  • Wolf-Dieter Twittenhoff
  • Norbert Konrad
Practical pediatric nephrology

Abstract.

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.

Key words: Angioaccess Arteriovenous fistula Graft Long-dwell catheters Complications 

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© IPNA - International Pediatric Nephrology Association New York, USA 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolf Dieter Brittinger
    • 1
  • Gottfried Walker
    • 1
  • Wolf-Dieter Twittenhoff
    • 1
  • Norbert Konrad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Fachkrankenhaus, D-69151 Neckargemünd, GermanyDE

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