Arteriovenous Hemodialysis Access

  • Anjuli R. Cherukuri
  • Vivian Gahtan


Hemodialysis access is the lifeline for patients with dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease. The goal of this chapter is to provide the surgeon with a practical guide to arteriovenous (AV) access placement. The preoperative evaluation and planning of AV access for hemodialysis are described. In addition, a detailed description of vessel exposure and the common access procedures are provided. Some of the more frequently used alternative procedures are also described. Expectations of outcome are reviewed as well.


Brachial Artery Patency Rate Primary Patency Cephalic Vein Peripherally Insert Central Catheter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Services, Department of SurgerySUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular ServicesSUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySyracuseUSA
  3. 3.Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Network Upstate New York at SyracuseSyracuseUSA

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