Accessory veins and radial-cephalic arteriovenous fistula non-maturation: a prospective analysis using contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography.
Department of Vascular Surgery, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands. [email protected]
- Published Article
The journal of vascular access
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Large caliber accessory veins are associated with RC-AVF non-maturation. Ligation of large caliber accessory veins is a successful salvage procedure in a substantial group of patients. Furthermore, ligation of these accessory veins during initial RC-AVF creation can potentially reduce non-maturation rates; and therefore, preoperative assessment of accessory veins is recommended.
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