INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY by Valley Radiology
Case of the week: Diaylsis patient with decrease in functioning of AV fistula - competing accessory vein needs to be shut down to fully route flow to AV fistula
Plug embolization of a competing vein for a successful maturation of the left arm AV fistula.
(*closing off of larger vein that takes blood away from a normal AV fistula)
Photo 1 - Accessory vein to shut down
Photo 2- Plug insertion into competing accessory vein
Photo 3- Full functioning AV fistula due to plug embolization