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Interventional Radiology - Case Report 2016
Iatrogenic femoral arteriovenous fistula: endovascular treatment with covered stent implantation and 4-year follow-up
1 From the Department of Radiology, Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey  
Diagn Interv Radiol 2006; 12: 50-52

Key Words: femoral artery, arteriovenous fistula, stents, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)


Puncture site complications such as arteriovenous fistula after femoral arterial catheterizations are becoming more common with the increasing number of endovascular procedures being performed by interventional radiologists and cardiologists. Covered stent placement with endovascular technique for these lesions represents an appealing treatment alternative because it is only minimally invasive and requires less hospitalization and recovery time compared to surgical repair. Herein, we present an adult patient with a post-catheterization deep femoral artery- to-femoral vein fistula, which was successfully treated with a balloon-expandable Jostent peripheral stent-graft placement. Fourth year follow-up angiography showed the covered stent to be patent.
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