Thrombosed polytetrafluoroethylene hemodialysis fistulas: salvage with combined thrombectomy and angioplasty.

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Journal Article

Combined thrombectomy and angioplasty was performed for 19 thrombosed polytetrafluoroethylene grafts. Patency for more than 1 week was achieved in 16 of the 19 grafts (84%). The average duration of graft function after angioplasty in all 19 grafts was 7.1 months (range, 0-32.3 months). Eleven of the 19 grafts (58%) were functioning 5 months after the procedure; seven are still functioning. Combined thrombectomy and angioplasty offers a viable alternative to thrombolytic therapy or complete surgical revision.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, TP; Cragg, AH; Castaneda, F; Hunter, DW

Published Date

  • May 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 171 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 507 - 508

PubMed ID

  • 2523081

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2523081

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.171.2.2523081

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States