Ischemia from Extrinsic Compression of the Brachial Artery by a Stent in the Venous Outflow of a Brachio-Basilic Arterio-Venous Graft
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
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Seminars in Dialysis
Volume 26, Issue 6, pages E54–E59, November–December 2013
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Sequeira, A., Akkus, N. I., Beedupalli, J., Shokouh-Amiri, H., Smith, T., Masri, K., Newell, D., Speir, D. and Abreo, K. (2013), Ischemia from Extrinsic Compression of the Brachial Artery by a Stent in the Venous Outflow of a Brachio-Basilic Arterio-Venous Graft. Seminars in Dialysis, 26: E54–E59. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12070
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
Distal artery embolization is a well-known complication after mechanical thrombectomy, manifesting as limb ischemia. We describe a case of ischemia that developed after mechanical thrombectomy and stent placement in the venous anastomosis of a brachio- basilic arterio-venous graft. Subsequent investigations revealed that the stent had extrinsically compressed the adjacent brachial artery. Although balloon angioplasty of the artery initially restored flow, the patient needed surgical removal of the graft and stent to prevent persistent ischemia.