Use of the superficial femoral-popliteal vein to salvage dialysis access: A case report

Eugene S Lee, A. S. Tretinyak, S. M. Santilli

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Abstract

Long-term angioaccess for patients with chronic renal failure remains a serious challenge for the vascular surgeon. This report is of a 69-year-old man who had a well-functioning left Brescia fistula at the time of his pacemaker placement for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. Following pacemaker placement, the patient developed left arm swelling, which involved the entire upper limb and failure of the hemodialysis access secondary to a left subclavian vein stenosis. After failed attempts at angioplasty and other endovascular procedures, the patient underwent successful placement of a left axillary vein to left internal jugular vein interposition graft using the left superficial femoral popliteal vein to salvage the dialysis access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
JournalVascular Surgery
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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