Preservation of a vascular access is crucial in the management of hemodialysis patients. In this regard, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is an effective tool if performed after an adequate understanding of preliminary fistulograms. The present case showed a chronic dysfunction of a radial-cephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) due to arterial occlusion and partially relieved by the spontaneous development of multiple small arteriovenous connections in the palmar region of the hand. This dense network had been so far able to ensure a sufficient retrograde blood flow for an effective hemodialytic performance. The angioplasty of the post-anastomotic stenotic segment of the radial artery was effective in restoring this neoformed AVF patency.

An unusual spontaneous recanalization by multiple palmar arteriovenous connections of a chronically occluded radiocephalic hemodialysis fistula

Cacioppa, Laura Maria
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De Cinque, Antonio
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Cocozza, Maria Adriana;Scrivo, Anna;La Manna, Gaetano;Golfieri, Rita
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

Preservation of a vascular access is crucial in the management of hemodialysis patients. In this regard, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is an effective tool if performed after an adequate understanding of preliminary fistulograms. The present case showed a chronic dysfunction of a radial-cephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) due to arterial occlusion and partially relieved by the spontaneous development of multiple small arteriovenous connections in the palmar region of the hand. This dense network had been so far able to ensure a sufficient retrograde blood flow for an effective hemodialytic performance. The angioplasty of the post-anastomotic stenotic segment of the radial artery was effective in restoring this neoformed AVF patency.
Cacioppa, Laura Maria; De Cinque, Antonio; Cocozza, Maria Adriana; Galaverni, Maria Cristina; Scrivo, Anna; La Manna, Gaetano; Ierardi, Anna Maria; Renzulli, Matteo; Golfieri, Rita
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