Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2013 • VOLUME 19 • №1

Antegrade catheterization of the brachial artery during treatment of arteriovenous angiodysplasia of the forearm and hand

Tsygankov V.N., Varava A.B.

Department of Roentgenosurgical Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment A.V. Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery under the RF Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow, Russia

The authors share herein their experience with an antegrade brachial access for treatment of patients presenting with arteriovenous angiodysplasia localizing on the distal portions of the upper limbs, also describing the choice of the site for puncture and the technique of antegrade catheterization of the brachial artery. This is followed by reporting the results of successful use of this access in a total of 27 patients. The access is simple to create, making it possible to easily perform the intervention using instruments of standard length. It is also safe, requires no bed rest in the postoperative period, and is well tolerated by the patients.

KEY WORDS: angiodysplasia, arteriovenous angiomatosis, roentgenoendovascular occlusion, antegrade brachial access.

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