Arterio-venous fistula following a lumbar disc surgery

Show simple item record Mulaudzi, Thanyani Victor Sikhosana, Mbokeleng 2012-01-23T13:33:30Z 2012-01-23T13:33:30Z 2011-11
dc.description.abstract Vascular complications during posterior lumbar disc surgery are rare and its presentation with varicose veins is even rarer. A 23 year-old male patient presented with large varicose veins in right lower limb. He underwent a posterior lumbar spine discectomy surgery. He noticed mild swelling of the distal third right lower limb 3 months after index surgery and reported 6 months later when he developed varicose veins. Duplex Doppler confirmed varicose veins of the long saphenous vein and its tributaries with a patent deep venous system. A digital subtraction angiogram demonstrated a large right common iliac artery (CIA) false aneurysm with an arteriovenous fistula between right common iliac vessels. He had a right CIA covered stent insertion with good results. Varicose veins were later managed with sapheno-femoral junction ligation and a below knee long saphenous vein stripping. At six month follow-up the lower limb swelling had completely recovered and duplex ultrasound did not show any recurrence of varicose veins. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Mulaudzi, T & Sikhosana, M 2011, 'Arterio-venous fistula following a lumbar disc surgery', Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 45.6 (2011): 563. Academic OneFile. Web. 13 Dec. 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0019-5413 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1998-3727 (online)
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dc.publisher Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd. en_US
dc.rights Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.subject Arterio-venous fistula en_US
dc.subject Lumbar disc surgery en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blood-vessels -- Diseases en
dc.subject.lcsh Varicose veins en
dc.title Arterio-venous fistula following a lumbar disc surgery en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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