Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2019 , Vol 28 , Issue 1
Iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula and its surgical repair in an infant: A case report
Serkan Burç Deşer1, Yerik Junusbekov2, Zümrüt Tan2, Eymen Recep2, Mustafa Kemal Demirağ1, Caner Arslan2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2014-42057 Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins. Iatrogenic trauma constitutes the majority of arterial traumas in childhood. The most common post-traumatic complications are AVF, arterial aneurysm/pseudoaneurysm, hematoma, thrombosis, arterial dissection, and acute limb ischemia. Some small AVFs close themselves without treatment. However, larger AVFs can be treated with surgery, endovascular stents, or ultrasound-guided compression. Herein, we present surgical management of a 22-month-old male infant with a high-flow AVF located between the right radial artery and the adjacent vein. Keywords : Arteriovenous fistula; complication; iatrogenic; pediatric