Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2020 , Vol 29 , Issue 2
Our experiences with hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula aneurysm
Mehmet Ali Kaygın1, Ümit Halıcı2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsun Training and Research Hospital, Samsun, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2020.662 Objectives: This study presents the short-term clinical data of surgical treatment strategies of patients with hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF) aneurysms.

Patients and methods: Between January 2010 and July 2019, a total of 103 patients (69 males, 34 females; mean age 52.3±20.6 years; range, 18 to 87 years) who underwent elective AVF surgery due to AVF aneurysms (≥4 cm) were included in this retrospective study. Operative techniques and patients" outcomes were reviewed and analyzed.

Results: Aneurysm resection and graft interposition, ligation, and aneurysmorrhaphy (partial aneurysm resection and plication) were performed in 62, 5, and 14 patients with radiocephalic AVF aneurysms, respectively. Aneurysm resection and graft interposition, aneurysm ligation, and aneurysmorrhaphy were performed in 10, 7, and 5 patients with brachiocephalic and brachiobasilic AVF aneurysms, respectively. Wound infection, hematoma, and seroma were seen as postoperative complications in 5, 4, and 11 patients, respectively. The mean postoperative fistula flow rate of the patients with brachiocephalic and brachiobasilic AVFs was 402±48 mL/min. The mean postoperative fistula flow rate of the patients with radiocephalic AVFs was 325±69 mL/min. There was no in-hospital mortality.

Conclusion: It should be kept in mind that AVF aneurysms may cause serious consequences, if left untreated before the development of complications. The surgical treatment of AVF aneurysms not only reduces the risk for developing complications, but also provides the protection of the AVF in most patients. Keywords : Aneurysm, arteriovenous fistula, hemodialysis, renal failure