Steal syndrome, especially in elderly patients with peripheral vascular disease, is a serious complication following creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) that, if neglected, can lead to amputation. The classic maneuver to deal with the steal syndrome is the ligation of the AVF and performance of another procedure to gain dialysis access. We describe a simple technique of effectively reversing the steal syndrome by banding the vein of the AVF with a ringed Gore-Tex cuff that salvages the AVF and allows its immediate use for dialysis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of robotic surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Jun 2002|
- Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical
- Kidney Failure, Chronic
- Case Reports
- Journal Article