• Over a two-year period, 25 transposed basilic vein-brachial arteriovenous fistulas were created as secondary vascular access procedures in patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis. The operative technique is described in detail. One-year patency rate by life-table analysis was 85%. There were two minor complications. The procedure is advocated as a reliable secondary-access procedure when a radial-cephalic arteriovenous fistula cannot be constructed or has failed.
(Arch Surg 113:1008-1010, 1978)
LoGerfo FW, Menzoian JO, Kumaki DJ, Idelson BA. Transposed Basilic Vein-Brachial Arteriovenous FistulaA Reliable Secondary-Access Procedure. Arch Surg. 1978;113(8):1008–1010. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370200102021
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