Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2018 , Vol 27 , Issue 2
Arteriovenous fistula creation using the Brescia-Cimino technique compared to the fish-mouth anastomosis technique for hemodialysis access
Erdinç Eroğlu1, Bülent Meşe2
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Private Megapark Hastanesi, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2018.18 Objectives: This study aims to compare the success rates of two different anastomotic techniques using Doppler ultrasound (US) in patients undergoing forearm arteriovenous fistula creation surgery for hemodialysis access.

Patients and methods: Between January 2010 and March 2011, 40 patients (8 males, 32 females; mean age 52.7 years; range, 28 to 63 years) who underwent the forearm arteriovenous fistula procedure due to end-stage renal disease were included in this study. The patients were divided into two groups, depending on the surgical technique employed. Group 1 included 20 patients operated using the Brescia-Cimino technique, while Group 2 included 20 patients operated using the fish-mouth technique. The diameters of the radial artery and cephalic vein were measured pre- and at postoperative Days 1, 7, and 30. The arteriovenous fistula flow rate was measured using Doppler US at postoperative Day 30.

Results: The mean preoperative cephalic vein diameters were 2.48±0.4 mm in Group 1 and 2.03±0.4 mm in Group 2 (p=0.004). The mean preoperative radial artery diameters were 2.46±0.5 mm in Group 1 and 2.04±0.2 mm in Group 2 (p=0.003). The mean arteriovenous fistula flow rates at Week 4 were 547±149 mL/min in Group 1 and 745±108 mL/min in Group 2 (p<0.001). Early complication rates and surgery times were lower in the fish-mouth group.

Conclusion: Fish-mouth anastomosis appears to be an efficient and safe technique for arteriovenous fistula creation with a lower complication rate and shorter operation time. Keywords : Arteriovenous fistula; Doppler ultrason; fish-mouth anastomosis technique