Document Detail

Transluminally placed endovascular grafts for venous lesions in patients on hemodialysis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14667118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report summarizes a feasibility study of transluminally placed endovascular grafts (TPEG) using pre-expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to treat venous abnormalities in patients on hemodialysis. Seventeen patients with peripheral (n = 11) or central (n = 6) venous lesions were treated with TPEG devices. Covered Gianturco stents were used for the peripheral lesions and covered Palmaz stents were used for central lesions. Venous abnormalities included vascular rupture after balloon angioplasty or surgical thrombectomy (n = 4), stenosis associated with an aneurysm (n = 2) and occlusive disease and central stenoses not responsive to balloon angioplasty (n = 11). The mean primary patency period was 37 days. The mean secondary patency period was 215 days. At 60, 180, and 360 days the primary and secondary patency rates were 40%, 32%, and 32%, and 70%, 55%, and 39%, respectively. Follow-up studies have shown various outcomes of the implanted TPEG devices, which have included stenoses within the TPEG (n = 2), stenoses central to the TPEG (n = 1), stenoses peripheral to the TPEG (n = 3), acute thrombosis extending to the TPEG without a stenosis (n = 1), graft abandoned with patent TPEG (n = 6), and TPEG patent within primary patency period at last follow-up (n = 4). The TPEG devices, made with pre-expanded PTFE, appear safe in the short term, do not prevent progressive dialysis access site failure, and need to be compared to PTA and endovascular stenting in a randomized prospective trial.
S F Quinn; J Kim; R C Sheley
Related Documents :
7620258 - A feasibility study of the use of non-heparinised 0.9% sodium chloride for transduced a...
25445948 - The challenges in paediatric pulmonary arterial hypertension.
458038 - Tracheostomy and indwelling central venous line: a hazaradous combination?
3365898 - An investigation of the routes of venous drainage from the bone marrow of the human tib...
24502498 - Treatment of type i endoleaks using transcatheter embolization with onyx.
7594998 - Two new applications for the first dorsal metacarpal artery pedicle in the treatment of...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0174-1551     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Publication Date:    2003 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-11     Completed Date:  2004-01-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003538     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Radiology Associates, P.C., PO Box 482, Eugene, OR 97440, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Feasibility Studies
Middle Aged
Radiology, Interventional
Renal Dialysis*
Vascular Diseases / therapy*
Vascular Patency
Reg. No./Substance:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Angioplasty or stenting in adult coarctation of the aorta? A retrospective single center analysis ov...
Next Document:  Retrograde vs. antegrade puncture for infra-inguinal angioplasty.