Indian Journal of Urology
POINT OF TECHNIQUE
Year
: 2000  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66--68

Fascial flap for brachio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula


Bhuvnesh Kumar Aggarwal, Sevagur Ganesh Kamath 
 Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal, India

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Bhuvnesh Kumar Aggarwal
Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Kasturba Medical College & Hospital. Manipal - 576 119
India

In uraemic patients with low body proteins, healing of the suture line is always a problem with risk of early fail­ure of the arteriovenous fistula (AVF). To tackle this prob­lem, in brachio-cephalic AVF, a fascial flap was interposed between the newly constructed fistula and the cutaneous suture line, at the time of primary surgery. Such a fascial flap will provide a thick covering over the AVF in the event of non-healing of the suture line and thus, avoid any complication resulting from secondary infection due to exposure of the fistula. In addition, the thick viable tissue overlying the fistula will be a good base for taking a split skin graft.


How to cite this article:
Aggarwal BK, Kamath SG. Fascial flap for brachio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula.Indian J Urol 2000;17:66-68


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Aggarwal BK, Kamath SG. Fascial flap for brachio-cephalic arteriovenous fistula. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2000 [cited 2021 Apr 11 ];17:66-68
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