Stent Graft Infection and Protrusion Through the Skin: Clinical Considerations and Potential Medico-Legal Ramifications

Arif Asif, Florin Gadalean, Nadia Eid, Donna Merrill, Loay Salman

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Abstract

Stent grafts have been used for a variety of arteriovenous access associated issues. This article presents three cases of stent graft infection and a case of protruded metal piece of the stent graft through the skin. All four required surgical treatment and three cases required a tunneled dialysis catheter to provide long-term dialysis therapy. This report highlights that stent graft problems can occur that may result in loss of the access. Additionally, strut protrusion can pose a medical hazard to those performing preparation and cannulation of the arteriovenous access.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

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Stent Graft Infection and Protrusion Through the Skin : Clinical Considerations and Potential Medico-Legal Ramifications. / Asif, Arif; Gadalean, Florin; Eid, Nadia; Merrill, Donna; Salman, Loay.

In: Seminars in Dialysis, Vol. 23, No. 5, 01.09.2010, p. 540-542.

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Asif, Arif ; Gadalean, Florin ; Eid, Nadia ; Merrill, Donna ; Salman, Loay. / Stent Graft Infection and Protrusion Through the Skin : Clinical Considerations and Potential Medico-Legal Ramifications. In: Seminars in Dialysis. 2010 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 540-542.
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