Successful Early Cannulation of a Superficial Femoral Vein Transposition Angioaccess in a Patient without Other Alternatives
Article first published online: 5 JUL 2012
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Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 25, Issue 6, pages 686–688, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Hossain, M. A., Chandak, P., Anderson, L., Morsy, M. and Chemla, E. S. (2012), Successful Early Cannulation of a Superficial Femoral Vein Transposition Angioaccess in a Patient without Other Alternatives. Seminars in Dialysis, 25: 686–688. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2011.01019.x
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 5 JUL 2012
Early cannulation of a native fistula is defined by Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study and Kidney Disease Outcomes and Quality Initiative as between 2 and 12 weeks postoperatively. We present a case of a patient in whom anatomical and hematological barriers prevented early cannulation graft placement, and in whom temporary catheterization was not feasible as a result of central venous occlusion. Successful cannulation at the fifth postoperative day of a native angioaccess was performed and the reasons and challenges faced behind this choice under the circumstances were discussed.