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A venotomy and manual propulsion technique to treat native arteriovenous fistulas occluded by thrombi.
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PMID:  22268194     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a venotomy and manual propulsion technique that is performed to treat failed native arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) with chronic organized thrombi.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this study, we retrospectively reviewed a total of 69 venotomy and manual propulsion procedures performed from October 2005 to July 2009 in 56 patients for the treatment of native AVFs occluded by chronic thrombi. Inflow, anastomotic, and outflow veins were occluded using balloon catheters. Venotomy was made in the thrombi-bearing vein, and thrombi were propelled toward the venotomy site in a "milking" manner and were removed. After repair of the venotomy using simple interrupted sutures, the occlusion balloons were deflated. Angioplasty of the underlying stenosis was performed.
RESULTS: Technical success was achieved in 95.7% of the procedures and clinical success was achieved in 91.3%. The follow-up duration was 1-50 months (mean, 16.7 months), with 3-, 6-, and 12-month primary patency rates of 92.5%, 80.8%, and 58.1%, respectively, and secondary patency rates of 98.1%, 96.2%, and 91.7%. The complication rate was 7.24%, with two major and three minor complications.
CONCLUSION: The venotomy and manual propulsion technique is effective and safe for the removal of chronic and organized thrombi from occluded native AVFs.
Je Hwan Won; Anjali Basnyat Bista; Jae Ik Bae; Chang Kwon Oh; Sung Il Park; Jong Hyeog Lee; Gyeong Sik Jeon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  198     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  460-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Ajou University College of Medicine, San 5, Woncheon-dong, Suwon, Yeongtong-Gu 443-721, Republic of Korea.
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