Arterioarterial prosthetic loop: a new approach for hemodialysis access.

  title={Arterioarterial prosthetic loop: a new approach for hemodialysis access.},
  author={Juergen Zanow and Ulf Kruger and Michael T Petzold and Karen Petzold and Helga Miller and Hans Scholz},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={41 6},
OBJECTIVES In this report we present a novel procedure that uses an arterioarterial prosthetic loop (AAPL) with the proximal axillary or the femoral artery as a vascular access for hemodialysis in patients who have inadequate vascular conditions for creating an arteriovenous fistula or graft. METHODS Between April 1996 and September 2004, 34 patients received 36 AAPLs as vascular access, either as an axillary chest loop (n = 31) or as a femoral loop (n = 5). In this procedure the artery is… CONTINUE READING