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How does injury to a body part eventually lead to a aortic venous fistula?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: AV fistula

I think you mean: "arterial-venous fistula".
It requires a particular type of trauma, usually penetrating, such that the wall of an artery and vein (which always are close to each other) are damaged so that their walls are embedded together and/or heal that way. Think of a knife or needle traversing both vessels and compression of tissue that holds the open open channels together. It's infrequent.

In brief: AV fistula

I think you mean: "arterial-venous fistula".
It requires a particular type of trauma, usually penetrating, such that the wall of an artery and vein (which always are close to each other) are damaged so that their walls are embedded together and/or heal that way. Think of a knife or needle traversing both vessels and compression of tissue that holds the open open channels together. It's infrequent.
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