Semin intervent Radiol 2009; 26(3): 276-278
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1225673

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Axillary Vein Rupture after Angioplasty

Carl N. Valentin1 , Steven M. Zangan1
  • 1Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
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12. August 2009 (online)


Venous rupture is an uncommon complication resulting from dialysis graft interventions. The authors describe a case of axillary vein rupture following angioplasty necessitating placement of a covered stent for the control of hemorrhage.


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