Experience in snuffbox arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis.

Lee, J.K.; Ahmad, T.S. (2000) Experience in snuffbox arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 55 (C). pp. 35-38. ISSN 0300-5283

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Sixty-five patients with "Snuffbox" arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis were reviewed. The procedure was performed under local anaesthesia as an outpatient procedure. It was done as a "standby" procedure for 41.5% of patients with Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. 58.5% of patients had the procedure done for primary hemodialysis. Patency was assessed as presence of an engorged vein and presence of thrill. This was assessed routinely at 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure. Patency rate was noted to be 83%. The commonest complication was thrombosis of the arteriovenous anastomosis. Some patients required repeated procedure at a more proximal site. Further study to determine the blood flow rate provided by the anastomosis, and comparison with other anatomical sites is necessary.

Item Type: Article
  1. Lee, J.K.
  2. Ahmad, T.S.
Journal or Publication Title: Medical Journal of Malaysia
Additional Information: Hand, Reconstructive and Microsurgery Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orthopaedic Surgery; Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical.
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2012 09:27
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 11:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3513

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