Axillorenal arteriovenous graft: A new approach for dialysis access

Seth J. Karp, Alan Hawxby, James F. Burdick

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Abstract

As the population requiring hemodialysis grows, it becomes increasingly common to encounter patients with limited options for vascular access. Because inability to secure vascular access is a life-threatening problem, it is important to consider all possible options in each patient. We report a new arteriovenous grafting procedure in which the left renal vein is used for outflow in a patient with multiple venous occlusions. Patency of the graft continues 18 months after placement. This graft carries acceptable morbidity, and can be revised. Consideration of this graft is appropriate in selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-380
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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