Using recanalized external iliac vein for tunneled hemodialysis catheter insertion

  • Ricardo Wagner da Costa MoreiraI, Leonardo Carletto BorgesII, Kellen Michelle Alves CostaIII, Raquel Martins e QuininoIII, Yvis Gadelha SerraIV, Luís Carlos de OliveiraV
  • Published 2008


The frequent insertion of cervical venous catheters for hemodialysis is closely related to venous stenosis or occlusion. As an alternative, femoral catheter insertions are helpful but are also associated with femoral vein occlusion and an even higher infection rate. Alternative venous accesses have been increasingly used when the aforementioned accesses are… (More)