Acquired arteriovenous fistula of a finger

Vasa. 2019 Jul;48(4):368-370. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000784. Epub 2019 Mar 15.


Arteriovenous fistulae are defined as congenital or acquired abnormal direct communications between an artery and a vein leading to abnormal blood circulation. This report describes an unusual manifestation of an acquired peripheral arteriovenous fistula with a high shunt volume of 410 ml/min following a fracture of the 5th finger.

Keywords: Arteriovenous fistula; compression therapy; shunt.

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Fistula*
  • Fingers
  • Humans
  • Veins