Basilic vein transposition: what is the optimal technique?

@article{Kakkos2010BasilicVT,
  title={Basilic vein transposition: what is the optimal technique?},
  author={Stavros K. Kakkos and Georges K. Haddad and Mitchell R. Weaver and Roger K Haddad and Martha M Scully},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          612-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the outcome of the one-stage basilic vein transposition (BVT) fistula with a modified, two-stage technique. DESIGN Retrospective case-controlled study, performed in an academic centre. MATERIAL A total of 173 candidates for BVT fistula (87 males, mean age 61 years). METHODS In one-stage BVT, the basilic vein is mobilised through a single incision, placed inside an anterolateral arm tunnel and anastomosed with the brachial artery. In two-stage procedures, the fistula… CONTINUE READING
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