Distal arteriovenous fistula as an adjunct to maintaining arterial and graft patency for limb salvage.


Sixty-one distal arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) were constructed as adjuncts to tibial and peroneal vascular reconstructive procedures in 58 patients threatened with imminent limb loss. Specific indications for dAVF construction were absent or deficient pedal arches, usually associated with small, calcareous crural vessels. Conventional bypasses had been… (More)