Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2011 , Vol 20 , Issue 2
Arteriovenöz Fistül Operasyonu Sırasında Fogarty Kateter Ucu Kopmasına Bağlı Pulmoner Emboli: Olgu Sunumu
Özcan GÜR, Selami GÜRKAN, Turan EGE, Enver DURAN, Habib ÇAKIR
1Kalp Damar Cerrahisi AD, Namık Kemal Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Tekirdağ
2Kalp Damar Cerrahisi AD, Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Edirne
3Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Adana Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Adana
For the patients with end stage renal disease, the arteriovenous fistula(AVF) is the first choice as the route of hemodialysis. Here we present an interesting case in which the AVF operation was complicated by the pulmonary embolism of the balloon of the Fogarty catheter during thrombectomy. Bleeding, arterial or venous occlusion, edema, pseudoaneurysm formation , ischemia, infection and hematoma are among the common compliactions of AVF operations. Rarely, the tip of the port used in oncologic patients can cause pulmonary embolism. Here we aimed to report pulmonary embolism due to Fogarty balloon cathater tip fracture as a rare and highly mortal complication of AVF operations. Keywords : Arteriovenous fistula; pulmonary embolism; catheterization