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Angiology. 2006 Oct-Nov;57(5):647-9.

Stent explantation from an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis: a case report.

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1st Unit of Vascular Surgery, Instituto Policlinico, San Donato, University of Milan, Italy.

Abstract

Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is the first treatment of a dysfunctional vascular access for hemodialysis. A case of stenting of a native arteriovenous hemodialysis fistula is reported that was treated with a stent placement at the anastomosis level, with explantation of the stent after complete thrombosis of the fistula 48 hours after the procedure. It is preferable to treat arteriovenous fistulas with simple balloon dilatation, avoiding stenting of the fistula, especially in the anastomosis site.

PMID:
17067990
DOI:
10.1177/0003319706293156
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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