Surgical repair of a post-traumatic arteriovenous fistula complicated by stent-graft misplacement

Sinan Sahin, Bayer Cinar, Sule N Bilgin, Levent Celik, Ergin E Eren
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2005, 28 (1): 87-9
An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein which may result from a traumatic injury or occur as a congenital abnormality. It may be asymptomatic or may present with a variety of symptoms. Surgical or endovascular treatment can be preferred. We present a case of unsuccessful percutaneous treatment of a femoral AVF due to misplacement of the stent-grafts, necessitating surgical correction.

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