Use of a superficial femoral artery autograft as a femoral vein replacement
Gedik, Hikmet Selçuk
Yener, Ali Ümit
Diken, Adem İlkay
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CitationKorkmaz, K., Gedik, H. S., Yalçınkaya, A., Yener, A. Ü., Diken, A. İ., Çağlı, K. (2015). Use of a superficial femoral artery autograft as a femoral vein replacement. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 29(2), 364.e19-364.e21.
Posttraumatic arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are common complications of vascular penetrating trauma. Here we present a case of a 59-year-old woman who had a history of gunshot injury 42 years ago causing AVF between superficial femoral artery (SFA) and superficial femoral vein (SFV). SFV was resected. Ipsilateral SFA was used to restore SFV. SFA was reconstituted using a 7-mm polytetrafluorethylene graft. The patient has normal venous and arterial flow at 3- and 15-month follow-up. © 2015 Elsevier Inc.