Nonsurgical closure of large arteriovenous fistulas

W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, S. M. Tadavarthy, W. Murphy, I. Beranek, K. Amplatz

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The authors report a nonsurgical closure of large postnephrectomy arteriovenous fistulas in two patients. 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2649-2650
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976


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