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Aneurysm of the tibial-saphenous fistula in hemodialysis patient: the results of surgical treatment

Authors Gunday M

Published 1 November 2011 Volume 2011:7 Pages 657—660


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Murat Günday
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Trabzon, Turkey

Abstract: Arteriovenous fistulas are widely used for hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal failure. Due to the lack of suitable veins because of the arteriovenous fistulas previously opened in the upper extremity, alternative access routes are being tested. Few complications of long-term alternative arteriovenous fistulas have been reported in the literature. We report the results of surgical repairs of aneurysms that occurred on anterior tibial-saphenous arteriovenous fistulas (along the vein) in patients with end-stage renal disease after 5 years on hemodialysis.

Keywords: vascular access, aneurysm, saphena magna, renal failure, long term

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