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February 2, 1970

Retrograde Cannulation of Cephalic Vein for Hemodialysis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

JAMA. 1970;211(5):823-824. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170050057016

An arteriovenous shunt has now been functioning three years with the use of one radial artery and multiple revisions along the cephalic vein. Retrograde cannulation of the cephalic vein has materially added to the survival of this shunt. We describe the technique here in hope that it will be useful to others presented with the same problem.