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Collateral flush technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7228545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The collateral flush technique consists of preserving a collateral branch of the vein when performing AV fistulas. This allows the surgeon to check the immediate patency of both the anastomotic line and the limbs of the arteriovenous fistula; perform thrombectomy easily and rapidly in the event of early thrombosis (up to seven days following surgery) without disturbing the anastomotic line; and perform on-the-table arteriograms using minimal amounts of contrast material and without direct puncture of the artery. This technique has been used with good results in 300 patients and its routine use is recommended.
B Siegal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International surgery     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0020-8868     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Surg     Publication Date:    1980 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-09     Completed Date:  1981-07-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043524     Medline TA:  Int Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / methods*
Collateral Circulation*
Forearm / blood supply
Heparin / administration & dosage*
Leg / blood supply
Regional Blood Flow
Renal Dialysis*
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage*
Veins / surgery*
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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