REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 125-127

Acquired Arteriovenous Fistulae: A Study of Three Cases and Review of Literature


Department of Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Amit Mahajan
Department of Surgery, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0820.191491

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William Hunter is credited with the earliest description of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) when he noticed an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein in two patients who underwent a phlebotomy. After the 19 th century with the advent of high-speed projectiles, the incidence of AVF increased. With a better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology, the modalities of diagnosis and treatment have come a long way and even now continue to change. We present below three patients who presented with AVF and were treated with surgery.


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