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PURPOSE: The arteriovenous fistula (AVF) represents the gold standard for hemodialysis (HD) vascular access. In some critical cases, use of the deep venous circle may represent an alternative approach and venae comitantes could be employed for this purpose. METHODS: Sixty patients with chronic renal failure in which the deep venous circle was used to create an AVF were identified; of the 48 who had a direct anastomosis between the brachial artery and vena comitans, 42 had a long-term follow-up (mean follow-up 59 ...
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2011

Walter Morale, Domenico Patane, Concetta Incardona, Giuseppe Seminara, Martina Messina, Pierantonio Malfa, Giuseppe L'anfusa, Giuseppe D'arrigo, Demetrio Spanti, Maria Luisa Mandalà, Domenico Di Landro

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Volume: 12 Issue: 3 Pages: 211-214
The journal of vascular access