Use of the Superficial Femoral-Popliteal Vein to Salvage Dialysis Access: A Case Report

Eugene S. Lee, Alexander S. Tretinyak, Steven M. Santilli

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Abstract

Long-term angioaccess for patients with chronic renal failure remains a serious challenge for the vascular surgeon. This report is of a 69-year-old man who had a well-functioning left Brescia fistula at the time of his pacemaker placement for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. Following pacemaker placement, the patient developed left arm swelling, which involved the entire upper limb and failure of the hemodialysis access secondary to a left subclavian vein stenosis. After failed attempts at angioplasty and other endovascular procedures, the patient underwent successful placement of a left axillary vein to left internal jugular vein interposition graft using the left superficial femoral popliteal vein to salvage the dialysis access.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-535
Number of pages5
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2000

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