Dialysis Access-Related Steal Syndrome and Neuropathy

  • Sung Wan Ham
  • Sukgu M. Ham
  • Steve KatzEmail author


Traditionally, arteriovenous fistula (AVF) ligation was the preferred method to address symptomatic upper extremity arterial steal syndrome associated with dialysis access; however, this required an additional operation to create new access and a period of time with an indwelling central catheter for dialysis. As a result, over the past three decades, a number of other techniques have been described to treat symptomatic steal syndrome while also preserving the access for dialysis. This chapter discusses steal syndrome in dialysis access.


Dialysis access-related steal syndrome Ischemic monomelic neuropathy Proximalization of arterial inflow (PAI) Revision using distal inflow (RUDI) Distal revascularization with interval ligation (DRIL) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular TherapyKeck School of Medicine, University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryHuntington Memorial HospitalPasadenaUSA

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