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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178--180

Thyrocervical artery - jugular fistula following internal jugular venous catheterization

PP Zachariah, VN Unni, G Kurian, RR Nair, A Mathew 
 Department of Nephrology, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kochi, Kerala, India

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V N Unni
Department of Nephrology, Amrita School of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi - 682 041, Kerala
India

Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is an anomalous communication between an artery and a vein, caused by an iatrogenic or traumatic etiology. Surgically created upper limb AVF remains the preferred vascular access for patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Nonetheless central vein cannulation for hemodialysis is a common procedure done in patients who need hemodialysis. We incidentally detected a thyrocervical artery - jugular fistula in a patient on maintenance hemodialysis. He underwent a successful intra arterial coil embolization of the feeding vessel. Review of literature has shown that, a thyrocervical artery - internal jugular vein arteriovenous fistula following a central venous catheterization has not been reported so far.

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Zachariah P P, Unni V N, Kurian G, Nair R R, Mathew A. Thyrocervical artery - jugular fistula following internal jugular venous catheterization .Indian J Nephrol 2014;24:178-180

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Zachariah P P, Unni V N, Kurian G, Nair R R, Mathew A. Thyrocervical artery - jugular fistula following internal jugular venous catheterization . Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jul 3 ];24:178-180
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