George Yang

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  • Distal emboli as an unusual late complication of a thrombosed arteriovenous hemodialysis graft JOURNAL OF VASCULAR SURGERY Yang, G. P., Lee, W. A., Olcott, C. 2000; 32 (6): 1229-1231


    The creation of an arteriovenous fistula for long-term hemodialysis access is one of the most commonly performed procedures in vascular and transplantation surgery. Prosthetic conduits are frequently prone to failure within their first year of construction, and after one or two revisions, they are left in their thrombosed state as permanent subcutaneous foreign bodies in the extremities. Conventional teaching has regarded these chronically thrombosed grafts to have a benign natural history, and their removal has been considered unnecessary. We describe an unusual late complication of distal thromboemboli from a chronically occluded arteriovenous graft that was implanted 10 years before and appeared as acute hand ischemia.

    View details for DOI 10.1067/mva.2000.109741

    View details for Web of Science ID 000165847400034

    View details for PubMedID 11107099

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