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Axillary artery to right atrium shunt for hemodialysis access in a patient with advanced central vein thrombosis: a case report



Axillary artery to right atrium shunt for hemodialysis access in a patient with advanced central vein thrombosis: a case report



Annals of Vascular Surgery 20(3): 418-421



Central venous thrombosis presents a challenge to the treatment of hemodialysis patients requiring vascular access. We present the case of a patient with renal failure and virulent thrombophilia causing severe central venous thrombosis. We discuss the use of a hemodialysis shunt from the right axillary artery to the right atrium and describe the technical details and the pitfalls encountered in our utilization of this technique.

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Accession: 048346815

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PMID: 16602027

DOI: 10.1007/s10016-006-9032-0


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