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January 1975

Axillary-Axillary Bovine Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis

Author Affiliations

From the General Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Tex.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(1):114-115. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360070114019

A preliminary evaluation of bovine carotid artery heterografts as axillary-axillary arteriovenous fistulas suggests that this graft may be an easily constructed and easily utilized portal for hemodialysis cannulation. At present, this fistula should be reserved for use when all other commonly employed peripheral sites and methods of constructing arteriovenous fistulas have been exhausted.