JOURNAL ARTICLE

Abdominal collateral veins as an unconventional access site for hemodialysis after primary access failure

Adriano Carvalho Guimarães, Ana Maria Marques Fracaro Mansano, José Roberto Boselli Júnior, Carolina Lorejam Crespo, Ricardo Herkenhoff Moreira, Afonso Henrique V Teixeira da Cunha, Filipe Cézar Bertassoni de Souza, Walter Jr Boim de Araujo
Journal of Vascular Access 2020 July 23, : 1129729820944060
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INTRODUCTION: Vascular access dysfunction and the depletion of access pathways are complications associated with morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients. As described in the literature, catheter insertion through small collateral veins or recanalized cervical and thoracic veins is an attractive option.

CASE DESCRIPTION: This article reports a case in which a collateral vein in the abdominal region was used as an access for hemodialysis.

CONCLUSION: After multiple attempts with fistulas and catheters, the left abdominal wall collateral network proved to be a successful access site. Using unconventional veins can be an alternative in these patients.

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