Central venous stenosis in the hemodialysis patient: incidence and efficacy of endovascular treatment.

@article{Lumsden1997CentralVS,
  title={Central venous stenosis in the hemodialysis patient: incidence and efficacy of endovascular treatment.},
  author={Alan B. Lumsden and M J Macdonald and H Işiklar and Louis G. Martin and Deepak Kikeri and Laurence A. Harker and Robert C. Allen},
  journal={Cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={504-9}
}
Central venous stenosis occurs as a complication of central venous catheterization and significantly complicates delivery of dialysis through arteriovenous grafts in the ipsilateral upper limb. This report includes two separate studies. Functioning expanded polytetrafluorethylene grafts have been prospectively evaluated using duplex scanning and angiography performed in all patients with stenoses > 50%. From this, it has been prospectively established that the incidence of unsuspected central… CONTINUE READING