fistula

Swollen Arm Due to Blockage in Fistula

Fistula Blockage

AV fistula are the lifeline of patients with kidney failure. They are the most preferred and safe way of performing dialysis. However some times they do run into problems. An elderly gentleman who was both diabetic and hypertensive with kidney failure was dialysing through a fistula on his right arm. He started to complain of pain and swelling in the arm during dialysis and the swelling would not come down even after dialysis. He was referred to the vascular surgery