|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 94
Dialysis arteriovenous fistula access for arterial interventions: A forbidden or forgotten access
Naif Abdulaziz Alanazi1, Mohammed Saeed Altolub1, Nasser D AlHendi2, Yousof A Al Zahrani2, Mohammed Arabi2
1 Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City; Department of Medical Imaging, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|Date of Web Publication||4-Sep-2018|
Dr. Yousof A Al Zahrani
Department of Medical Imaging, Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh 11426
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Alanazi NA, Altolub MS, AlHendi ND, Al Zahrani YA, Arabi M. Dialysis arteriovenous fistula access for arterial interventions: A forbidden or forgotten access. Arab J Intervent Radiol 2018;2:94
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Alanazi NA, Altolub MS, AlHendi ND, Al Zahrani YA, Arabi M. Dialysis arteriovenous fistula access for arterial interventions: A forbidden or forgotten access. Arab J Intervent Radiol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 1];2:94. Available from: http://www.arabjir.com/text.asp?2018/2/2/94/240493
A 59-year-old female presented with liver cirrhosis secondary to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis through left arm brachiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF). She was diagnosed with multinodular hepatocellular carcinoma in segment VIII requiring transarterial chemoembolization. However, due to her refractory thrombocytopenia, the procedure was performed after accessing the venous outflow of the left brachiocephalic fistula to minimize the risk of access-site bleeding [Figure 1]. Selective transarterial chemoembolization was done via a 5-Fr sheath and using drug-eluting beads (100–300 μ) loaded with 75 mg doxorubicin [Figure 2].
|Figure 1: Digital subtraction angiography image showing vascular sheath in the brachial artery|
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|Figure 2: Digital subtraction angiography image showing selective catheterization in the right hepatic artery during transcatheter arterial chemoembolization|
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At the end of the procedure, fistulogram showed juxta-anastomotic stenotic lesion, which was treated with plain balloon angioplasty. Adequate hemostasis was achieved using purse-string suture [Figure 3]. The patient resumed successful dialysis sessions through fistula following the procedure.
|Figure 3: Digital subtraction angiography of the left brachiocephalic fistula postangioplasty at the end of the procedure showing improvement in the morphology of the fistula|
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As alternative for femoral access, few studies have shown less bleeding and vascular complications with the radial access for arterial intervention in coagulopathic patients or on full oral anticoagulation. This case shows that arterial interventions might be performed safely and effectively through dialysis AVF approach.
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