Percutaneous placement of a constrained stent for the treatment of dialysis associated arteriovenous graft steal syndrome

J Vasc Access. 2007 Oct-Dec;8(4):228-30.


Though rare, dialysis associated steal syndrome (DASS) can cause debilitating symptoms. Surgical revision of the dialysis access is typically required. We describe a percutaneous technique to alleviate steal syndrome utilizing a constrained stent within an arteriovenous graft. A brief review of the incidence, pathophysiology, and standard treatment of DASS is also provided.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation*
  • Arm / blood supply*
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / adverse effects*
  • Axillary Vein / surgery
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
  • Brachial Artery / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ischemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Ischemia / etiology
  • Ischemia / therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Renal Dialysis*
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome