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Axillary-axillary loop graft for hemodialysis access.
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PMID:  21218383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Vascular access in hemodialysis patients can be challenging especially in those with failed primary, secondary and/or tertiary procedures. We present a technique which utilizes the axillary artery and vein to fashion a synthetic loop graft. Method: A synthetic arteriovenous loop graft is formed using the axillary artery and vein under general anesthesia following pre-operative contrast venograms. Discussion: This method allows the use of the upper arm vessels, thereby preserving vessels in the legs; it also facilitates immediate access for dialysis. Conclusion: The axillary-axillary loop graft is a valuable salvage option in patients with complex vascular access.
Ismail H Mohamed; Atul Bagul; Tahir Doughman; Michael L Nicholson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of vascular access     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1129-7298     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100940729     Medline TA:  J Vasc Access     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Transplant Surgery Group, Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Leicester, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester - UK.
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