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Salvaging AV Fistula inupper Limb Edema with Central Venous Thrombosis

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Plastic Surgery, JIPMER, Pondicherry, TM, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 20-21, November,28 (2014)


This is a case report of left upper limb edema following left brachiocephalic fistula done for hemodialysis. Patient was detected to have proximal central venous stenosis as cause of upper limb edema. Usually such cases are managed with closure of arteriovenous(AV) Fistula to relieve limb edema which should not be done and AV fistula should be salvaged for future usage. In our case, patient responded well to conservative treatment anddistal AV fistula was salvaged for future purpose.


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