Stent Graft Infection and Protrusion Through the Skin: Clinical Considerations and Potential Medico-Legal Ramifications
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2010
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Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 23, Issue 5, pages 540–542, September/October 2010
How to Cite
Asif, A., Gadalean, F., Eid, N., Merrill, D. and Salman, L. (2010), Stent Graft Infection and Protrusion Through the Skin: Clinical Considerations and Potential Medico-Legal Ramifications. Seminars in Dialysis, 23: 540–542. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2010.00758.x
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2010
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2010
Stent grafts have been used for a variety of arteriovenous access associated issues. This article presents three cases of stent graft infection and a case of protruded metal piece of the stent graft through the skin. All four required surgical treatment and three cases required a tunneled dialysis catheter to provide long-term dialysis therapy. This report highlights that stent graft problems can occur that may result in loss of the access. Additionally, strut protrusion can pose a medical hazard to those performing preparation and cannulation of the arteriovenous access.