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Giornale Italiano di Chirurgia Vascolare 1998 September;5(3):175-81

Copyright © 2000 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Diagnosis and treatment of iliac arteriovenous fistula after sciatic nerve block. A case report

Locati P., Socrate A. M., Costantini E., Fontana F.

From the Vascular Surgery Unit and the * Radiology Service Civilian Hospital, Busto Arsizio (VA), Italy


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A ­case of arter­i­ov­e­nous fis­tu­la ­between ­right com­mon ­iliac ­artery and ­left ­iliac ­vein ­after sciat­ic and femo­ral ­nerves ­block is report­ed. Clinical and instru­men­tal (radio­log­i­cal) pre­op­er­a­tive inves­ti­ga­tions did not ­show the ori­gin of the fis­tu­la ­which was ­found ­only dur­ing oper­a­tion in a dif­fer­ent ­site as pre­dict­ed by clin­i­cal and radio­log­i­cal pre­op­er­a­tive exam­ina­tions. Intraoperative find­ings and suc­cess­ful sur­gi­cal treat­ment are ­described.

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