Hemodialysis graft with blind loop inflow segment treated with stent placement

Raghav Wusirika, Matthew Leavitt, Charles Boyer, Tamara J. Wilson, Vickie L. Gorrell, Jonathan Segal, William F. Weitzel

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We report a case of occlusion of a graft related to residual thrombus collection at the inflow in a blind pouch formed by conversion of a previous brachial cephalic fistula to a graft. The thrombus was unable to be dislodged by conventional methods with the use of a Fogarty balloon and maceration of thrombus with angioplasty. A covered stent was placed at the inflow segment over this thrombus in order to restore the flow through the graft. Angiographic evidence for this case is also reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-456
Number of pages2
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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