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2018, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 185-188
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ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA COMPLICATION IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS: TWO DIFFERENT SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PTFE SYNTHETIC GRAFT PSEUDOANEURYSM
Serdar Badem1, Kenan Varol2, Murat Uğurlucan3
1Amasya Üniversitesi Sabuncuoğlu Şerefeddin Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Amasya, Türkiye
2Amasya Üniversitesi Sabuncuoğlu Şerefeddin Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Radyoloji Kliniği, Amasya, Türkiye
3İstanbul Üniversitesi İstanbul Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Chronic renal failure, hemodialysis, arteriovenous fistula, synthetic graft, pseudoaneurysm

Hemodialysis is life saving for patients with chronic renal failure, and vascular access significantly affects quality of life of individuals. As the duration of the use of arteriovenous fistula increases, the variety of complications also rises. Although autologous vascular grafts are used in the first order, recently, as a last option, the number of patients with synthetic grafts has increased. Nearly all the patients with chronic renal failure experience late term complications of arteriovenous fistula operations for hemodialysis.

In this report we present two different surgical treatment techniques for the treatment of pseudoaneurysms at two different localizations which occurred secondary to multiple punctures.