Delayed Treatment of Iatrogenic Brachial Arteriovenous Fistula

Young jin Youn, Chang Wan Kim, Il Hwan Park, Chun Sung Byun

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Iatrogenic vascular injuries may occur during venipuncture, arterial cannulation, or cath-eterization procedures. Brachial arteriovenous fistula (AVF) resulting from antecubital vascular access is rare and develops slowly. We report the case of an 18-year-old man who had developed iatrogenic brachial AVF. He had a history of several venipunctures in the left arm at the age of 10 months. Doppler ultrasonography and computed tomographic angiography were used to establish a diagnosis of brachial AVF, and surgical correction of the AVF was performed. As our case indicates, delayed surgery can be considered as a treatment option and may be associated with a decreased risk of vascular complications in the management of iatrogenic brachial AVF in infants.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-410
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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© 2020, The Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2020. All right reserved. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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