Percutaneous transfemoral insertion of a stented graft to repair a traumatic femoral arteriovenous fistula

Michael L. Marin, Frank J. Veith, Thomas F. Panetta, Jacob Cynamon, Hector Barone, Claudio Schonholz, Juan C. Parodi

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This case report describes a new approach to repair a femoral arteriovenous fistula with a transluminally placed intraarterial graft-covered stent. A balloon-expandable stented polytetrafluoroethylene graft was inserted percutaneously to obliterate an arteriovenous fistula after a bullet injured the left superficial femoral artery and vein of an 18-year-old man. Follow-up duplex ultrasonography at 5 months demonstrated patency and luminal integrity of the involved artery and vein, with resolution of the associated pseudoaneurysm. Additional follow-up will be needed to further substantiate the utility of this minimally invasive procedure in the treatment of traumatic arterial injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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