New method to create a vascular arteriovenous fistula in the arm with an endoscopic technique.

Abstract

We describe a new technique in which the basilic vein is transposed subcutaneously with endoscopic surgery to create a vascular access in the arm. The vein was harvested with the Endoscopic Vascular Surgery System (Olympus Co, Tokyo, Japan). We could harvest a vessel about 25 cm long with endoscopy. After vessel transposition, an arteriovenous fistula was… (More)

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