Use of a superficial femoral artery autograft as a femoral vein replacement

Kemal Korkmaz, Hikmet Selçuk Gedik, Adnan Yalçınkaya, Ali Ümit Yener, Adem İlkay Diken, Kerim Çağlı
Annals of Vascular Surgery 2015, 29 (2): 364.e19-21
Posttraumatic arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are common complications of vascular penetrating trauma. Here we present a case of a 59-year-old woman who had a history of gunshot injury 42 years ago causing AVF between superficial femoral artery (SFA) and superficial femoral vein (SFV). SFV was resected. Ipsilateral SFA was used to restore SFV. SFA was reconstituted using a 7-mm polytetrafluorethylene graft. The patient has normal venous and arterial flow at 3- and 15-month follow-up.

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