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Asciutto G., Geier B., Mumme A.
Department of Vascular Surgery Ruhr Universität, Bochum, Germany
Two cases of upper extremity ischemia due to a steal phenomenon occurring after the creation of an arterio-venous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis access are described. A successful treatment with a brachial to brachial artery vein bypass and a ligation of the artery distal to the AVF origin (DRIL-Procedure) was performed in both cases. Complete disappearance of symptoms and healing of the ischemic lesions with maintaining of the angioaccess patency 6 months after the repair reveal that this procedure corrected the stealing.