Acute Ischaemia of the Upper Extremity Following Graft Arteriovenous Fistula

  • M. Lazarides
  • V. Tzilalis

Abstract

A 65-year old woman with end-stage renal disease and insulin-dependent diabetes was admitted for access construction in order to start haemodialysis. There was a lack of suitable veins to construct an arteriovenous (AV) fistula, and the patient underwent placement of a 6-mm polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) AV bridge graft between the brachial artery and the axillary vein in the left arm.

Keywords

Catheter Ischemia Neuropathy PTFE Berman 

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  • V. Tzilalis

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