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Aneurysm of arteriovenous fistula in uremic patients: is endograft a viable therapeutic approach?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of vascular access
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
2
Pages
85–88
Identifiers
PMID: 17639466
Source
Medline
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Abstract

One of the complications of arteriovenous fistulas in chronic hemodialyzed patients is the onset of an aneurysm which can be at risk of rupture. Traditional surgical repair is not always feasible and may not be successful in these cases, leading therefore to the loss of a functioning vascular access and requiring in any case the temporary use of a central venous catheter to allow regular hemodialysis sessions. We applied to this kind of aneurysm the same experience developed in the management of major arterial aneurysms and we considered endografting repair a good alternative in this case. In this paper we present the successful treatment of an arteriovenous fistula aneurysm using that technique. A distal radio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula in one of our patients presented an aneurysm with high risk of rupture. The endografting repair with percutaneous insertion of a WallgraftTM endoprosthesis was well tolerated and the vascular access could be used the day after, without the need for a central venous catheter insertion.

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