[Percutaneous angioplasty of arterio-venous fistulae with Zijlstra catheters].

  title={[Percutaneous angioplasty of arterio-venous fistulae with Zijlstra catheters].},
  author={L. A. Belli and Matilde Masini and D Della Chiesa and Franco Galli and Matilde Marcolli and Giovanni Frattini and G. P. Puricelli and A Caresano},
  journal={La Radiologia medica},
  volume={86 6},
Brescia-Cimino arteriovenous fistulas are the most common vascular accesses in hemodialysis patients. Arterial blood pressure inside the vein and repeated punctures cause progressive sclerosis of the vessel wall and stenosis or occlusion are the final outcome. Percutaneous dilatation is an effective method to preserve arteriovenous fistulas function. From January 1991 through December 1992, eleven dilatations were performed in 10 patients (7 women and 3 men, mean age: 55 years) using a Zijlstra… CONTINUE READING