ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The alternative locations of arteriovenous fistulas in hemodialysis patients
Candan Cudi Ökten, Mine Yılmaz Demirbaş, Sefer Usta, Ergün Haliloğlu
Trabzon Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Trabzon
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.025
Arteriovenous (AV) fistulas have become the most common way of vascular access for hemodialysis in hemodialysis patients. While AV fistulas are primarily created in the upper limbs in these patients, alternative locations of AV fistulas are looked for in cases where AV fistulas can not be created in the upper limbs. We created AV fistulas between tibialis anterior artery and saphenous vein in three of our five cases and saphenofemoral loop fistulas in the other two cases. The results of these two alternative methods were evaluated together with literature review.
Keywords : Arteriovenous fistulas; alternative locations
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