[Spiral computed tomography in evaluation of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. Preliminary report].

@article{Wierzbicki2002SpiralCT,
  title={[Spiral computed tomography in evaluation of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis. Preliminary report].},
  author={Przemysław Wierzbicki and Magdalena Zagrodzka and Monika Prokopiuk and Grzegorz Kade and Marek Maruszynski and Zofia Wankowicz},
  journal={Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 77},
  pages={
          368-72
        }
}
Failure of arteriovenous fistula (AVFf) still remains the "Achilles'heel" of chronic haemodialysis (HD) programme. Therefore, early, potentially non-invasive diagnosis and prompt surgical correction of AVFf are needed. For these purposes spiral computed tomographic angiography (SCTA) was used for evaluation of clinically suspected AVFf in 19 patients (10M/9F, aged 58.6 +/- 14.6 years, on HD for 34.4 +/- 29.3 months). SCTA was performed using Marconi MX8000 scanner covering whole AVF. After… CONTINUE READING