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Primary brachial vein transposition for hemodialysis access: Report of a case and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23134151     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The superiority of autogenous fistulae in patients with end-stage renal disease, performing hemodialysis, is well established and largely accepted. However, in case that superficial veins in the upper arm are not available for fistula construction, brachial vein transposition may be a viable alternative prior to graft placement. This transposition could be done as a primary or staged procedure, depending on the vein size. We present the case of a 63-year-old male patient with a thrombosed arteriovenous graft in the forearm and a large brachial vein in the ipsilateral upper arm. A one-stage (primary) brachial vein transposition was performed. The fistula, 10 months after its construction, is still patent. No complications have occurred.
Constantinos Lambidis; Georgios Galanopoulos
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1542-4758     ISO Abbreviation:  Hemodial Int     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101093910     Medline TA:  Hemodial Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Hemodialysis International © 2012 International Society for Hemodialysis.
Department of Vascular Surgery, "Iasò General" Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece.
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