Nonsurgical Closure of Large Arteriovenous Fistulas

Wilfrido R. Castaneda-Zuniga, S. Murthy Tadavarthy, William Murphy, Ivo Beranek, Kurt Amplatz

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• We report a nonsurgical closure of large postnephrectomy arteriovenous fistulas in two patients. To our knowledge, this method has not previously been attempted because of the large size of the communication and the risk of pulmonary embolization. However, the development of new embolization techniques makes a nonsurgical approach feasible and safe. (JAMA 236:2649-2650, 1976)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2649-2650
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 6 1976


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