Ultrasound imaging findings of femoral veins in patients with renal failure and its impact on vascular access

Seyahi N., Kahveci A., Altiparmak M., Serdengecti K., Erek E.

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.20, no.9, pp.1864-1867, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfh942
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1864-1867
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background. Patients requiring dialysis due to acute or chronic renal failure frequently require temporary vascular access. Femoral vein catheterization is the easiest method for obtaining temporary vascular access in haemodialysis patients. The aim of this study was to utilize ultrasound imaging to describe femoral vein structures and to examine anatomical variations in uraemic patients.