Advances in Surgical Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016

  • Prophylactic Ligation of the Median Cubital Vein to Improve the Patency of a Radio Cephalic Fistula

    Chandrasekhar Chevuturu, Mudigonda Somasekhar, Sanjay Maitra, Manoj. K. Agarwala

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2016
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Dec. 18, 2015
    Accepted: Feb. 01, 2016
    Published: Feb. 23, 2016
    Abstract: The study evaluated the prophylactic ligation of the median cubital vein to improve the patency of a radiocephalic fistula in end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients undergoing hemodialysis. The study included a total of 38 ESRD patients undergoing arteriovenous fistula (AVF) surgery. Functional outcomes of the radiocephalic fistula were studied fo... Show More