Two Cases of Micro-Arteriovenous Fistula in the Lower Extremity with Misdiagnosis of Refractory Cellulitis.
- Miyako Tanaka,
- Fukashi Serizawa,
- Yohei Nagaoka,
- Takuya Jimbo,
- Kazuki Kawashima,
- Takeshi Asakura,
- Hiroshi Otomo,
- Kenichi Yokota
Ann Vasc Dis 2018 Mar;11(1):148-152
Department of Surgery, Kesennuma City Hospital, Kesennuma, Miyagi, Japan.
We report our experience of two cases of refractory cellulitis caused by peripheral micro-arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in the lower extremity. The micro-AVFs were so small that they could not be located accurately; further, the patients' symptoms differed markedly from those previously reported for AVF. AVF is known to cause ischemic symptoms. Read More