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What does a fistula for dialysis really look like?
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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: A fistula
A fistula for dialysis is created by connecting a vein in the arm to an artery and giving it usually 6-8 weeks to mature.
A good fistula is anatomically not visible but felt through the thrill and bruit it creates. So you should not be able to know the location of a fistula if it is well done.

In brief: A fistula
A fistula for dialysis is created by connecting a vein in the arm to an artery and giving it usually 6-8 weeks to mature.
A good fistula is anatomically not visible but felt through the thrill and bruit it creates. So you should not be able to know the location of a fistula if it is well done.
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Depends
A "fistula" is an "abnormal connection".
In dialysis, this is describing the connection of the artery to the vein either directly, or with a piece of graft sewed to the artery, and to the vein. http://www.cvtsa.com/listofconditions/a-444-176.html this is a patient's own fistula http://rinnanggun.Blogspot.Com/2012/06/please-take-care-of-your-kidneys.Html.

In brief: Depends
A "fistula" is an "abnormal connection".
In dialysis, this is describing the connection of the artery to the vein either directly, or with a piece of graft sewed to the artery, and to the vein. http://www.cvtsa.com/listofconditions/a-444-176.html this is a patient's own fistula http://rinnanggun.Blogspot.Com/2012/06/please-take-care-of-your-kidneys.Html.
Dr. Andrew Doe
Dr. Andrew Doe
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