Life-saving vascular access after combined liver and kidney transplantation: A challenging access to the right atrium.

J Vasc Access 2019 Jul 4;20(4):442-445. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery and Transplantation, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Exhaustion of vascular accesses is a major complication in patients undergoing hemodialysis, especially in pediatric setting. We report the case of a boy treated for loss of hemodialysis access after a combined liver-kidney transplantation and transient renal dysfunction. An interventional dilatation of calcific superior vena cava allowed to insert a stable central venous line for dialysis until full graft recovery. Careful management of central lines allows to spare the main vessels and reduces the need for unusual accesses.

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July 2019
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