Acquired arteriovenous fistulae are rarely observed; nevertheless a correct diagnosis and an 'eclectic' therapeutic approach is required. In most of the cases this lesion is associated with extensive trauma from a penetrating or a gun shot injury. In other cases an AAVF may be observed as iatrogenic damage or as complication of ruptured aneurysms. The clinical significance may be different and is related to hemodynamic importance of the AAVF and to its location. As a consequence, surgical correction may be immediate or delayed. A diagnostic and therapeutic scheme is proposed by the authors on the basis of their experience on 18 cases of acquired AAVF (from a total of 82 AAVF observed and treated). A clinical example is reported.
|Translated title of the contribution||Acquired arteriovenous fistulae: Diagnosis and treatment|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Ortopedia e Traumatologia Oggi|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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