Umbilical vein grafts for vascular access in patients on long-term dialysis.

  • Jerry Wellington
  • Published 1981 in
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…


Easy access to the vascular system is vital to any long-term dialysis program. The author's standard technique is an end-to-side radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula; grafts are reserved for situations in which a direct fistula is either impossible to construct or has failed. Although bovine and, more recently, expanded Teflon heterografts were successful… (More)


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