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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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Abstract

GOES JUNIOR, Adenauer Marinho de Oliveira et al. Surgical repair of pseudoaneurysms and complex arteriovenous fistula between popliteal vessels. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.3, pp.229-233.  Epub July 23, 2018. ISSN 1677-5449.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1677-5449.000618.

An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an abnormal and permanent communication between an artery and a vein caused by penetrating traumas or iatrogenic injuries. A penetrating trauma to the endothelial wall can lead to formation of pseudoaneurysms (PSA) and to formation of an AVF. Here, the authors present the case of a patient with a complex AVF of popliteal vessels, associated with popliteal artery pseudoaneurysm, suggested by clinical features and imaging exams, and treated with conventional surgery due to unavailability of a stent graft with appropriate diameter and because endovascular surgery isn’t provided at the service where this patient was operated.

Keywords : arteriovenous fistula; wounds and injuries; popliteal artery; popliteal vein; aneurysm, false; surgery.

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