[Arteriovenous fistulas. Apropos of 5 cases].

  title={[Arteriovenous fistulas. Apropos of 5 cases].},
  author={James Barthel and J P Barroy and J L Locufier and Marcelo Goldstein},
  volume={39 3},
An arterio-venous fistula can be defined as being a vascular anomaly in which there are one or more direct or indirect communications between an artery and a vein, without the capillary network being involved, this latter therefore being short-circuited. After the presentation of five cases, the authors review the literature on the subject.