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Brachiocephalic vein stenosis in a patient with end-stage renal disease without prior central vein cannulation.
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PMID:  18209446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Central vein stenosis is usually associated with previous cannulation or trauma to the affected vein. This pathology may present as ipsilateral arm swelling in patients in whom a recent arteriovenous fistula has been prepared for chronic hemodialysis. The presence of central vein stenosis without prior trauma or cannulation is not hitherto reported to the best of our knowledge. We herewith report a patient with end-stage renal disease who was initiated on chronic dialysis using an arteriovenous fistula, who was noted to have central vein stenosis. This was despite her never having had any central vein cannulation or previous known trauma. Venogram confirmed the presence of brachiocephalic vein stenosis. The patient underwent venographic stenting of the involved vein with good success.
A R Fauzi; V Jeyabalan; Norella Ct Kong; Tamil Selvam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1319-2442     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Publication Date:    2003 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436968     Medline TA:  Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Medical Department, National University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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