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What does a hemo dialysis site look like on your arm?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Lump on skin

Hemodialysis sites look like engorged veins.
If they are "fistulas" (artery connected to a vein) the lump on the skin follows the natural pathway of the vein. Over time these can dilate and become aneurysmal. The arterio-venous grafts are basically synthetic / plastic tubes which are placed right under the skin. These you can see and feel. The actual needle puncture sites develop small scabs.

In brief: Lump on skin

Hemodialysis sites look like engorged veins.
If they are "fistulas" (artery connected to a vein) the lump on the skin follows the natural pathway of the vein. Over time these can dilate and become aneurysmal. The arterio-venous grafts are basically synthetic / plastic tubes which are placed right under the skin. These you can see and feel. The actual needle puncture sites develop small scabs.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Buldging vein

It could look like just prominent vein to a bigger vein.

In brief: Buldging vein

It could look like just prominent vein to a bigger vein.
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
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