Venous aneurysm following construction of a polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous dialysis graft

Ann Vasc Surg. 2002 Mar;16(2):239-41. doi: 10.1007/s10016-001-0057-0. Epub 2002 Feb 20.


Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) is the most commonly employed vascular prosthetic for constructing arteriovenous fistulas for hemodialysis. Venous aneurysm is a rare complication following construction of such fistulas. We describe the case of a saccular aneurysm of the cephalic vein arising after construction of a PTFE arteriovenous graft for hemodialysis. The aneurysm was successfully resected with primary repair of the vein, allowing continued use of the graft for dialysis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Aneurysm / etiology*
  • Aneurysm / surgery
  • Arm / blood supply*
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene
  • Radiography
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Veins / surgery


  • Polytetrafluoroethylene