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Title: Utility of Covered Stents for Revision of Aging Failing Synthetic Hemodialysis Grafts: A Report of Three Cases

Three aging failing hemodialysis polytetrafluoroethylene bypass shunts, average age 44 months, previously percutaneously revised with balloon angioplasty, presented with pseudoaneurysms and recurrent thrombosis. All were treated with percutaneous covered stent placement within their affected limbs. One graft was ligated 1 month after treatment for infected overlying skin ulcer, though this graft was subsequently surgically revised with interposition graft and the covered stent portion remains functional at 19 month follow-up. The 18- and 13- month follow- up of the remaining 2 patients shows that the covered stents remained patent and they are functional and being successfully and routinely punctured for dialysis. In this elderly population, the use of covered stents may prolong the functional life of failing hemodialysis bypass grafts, reducing the number of percutaneous and surgical interventions and further sparing other vascular access sites.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, Department of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21088338
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 26; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-003-0013-1; Copyright (c) 2003 Springer-Verlag; Article Copyright (c) 2003 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc.; www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; AGING; BYPASSES; DIALYSIS; GRAFTS; LIMBS; PATENTS; POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE; SKIN; SURGERY; THROMBOSIS; ULCERS