Ultrasound imaging findings of femoral veins in patients with renal failure and its impact on vascular access.


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Seyahi N., Kahveci A., Altiparmak M. R. , Serdengecti K., Erek E.

Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, vol.20, no.9, pp.1864-7, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfh942
  • Title of Journal : Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association
  • Page Numbers: pp.1864-7
  • Keywords: femoral artery, femoral vein, haemodialysis, vascular access, ACUTE HEMODIALYSIS ACCESS, GUIDED CANNULATION, CATHETERIZATION

Abstract

Background. Patients requiring dialysis due to acute or chronic renal failure frequently require temporary vascular access. Femoral vein catheterization is the easiest method for obtaining temporary vascular access in haemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to utilize ultrasound imaging to describe femoral vein structures and to examine anatomical variations in uraemic patients.