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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines
African Ethnomedicines Network
ISSN: 0189-6016
Vol. 10, No. 3, 2013, pp. 541-542
Bioline Code: tc13070
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2013, pp. 541-542

 en ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA FAILURE DUE TO TWO STRAIGHT SHUNTS FORMATION AT DRAINING VEIN
Tong, YanQing; Qi, WanLi & Sun, Min

Abstract

A 48-year-old asian man was admitted to hospital for the consideration of hemodialysis (HD). An adequate site was decided on for the AVF after Doppler ultrasonography examination of radial artery and cephalic vein. The AVF was formed under local anaesthetic at his right wrist. When seen at the clinic appointment one month later, the AVF was not working. The subsequent Doppler ultrasonography examination revealed two straight shunts at draining vein. The failure of AVF is due to impaired outflow following reduction of the resistance between draining vein and peripheral venous system.

Keywords
Arteriovenous fistula; Shunts; Hemodialysis; Ultrasonography; Draining vein

 
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