Complications of lower extremity arteriovenous grafts in patients with end-stage renal disease.

BACKGROUND More data are needed to assess lower extremity angioaccess sites for hemodialysis. METHODS We did a retrospective review of 843 consecutive hospital records of upper and lower extremity arteriovenous (AV) fistulas from 1992 to 1996. RESULTS Lower extremity grafts accounted for 16% (134/843) of patients in this series. Complications occurred… CONTINUE READING