Case report| Volume 65, ISSUE 12, e351-e353, December 2012

Iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula in the hand: A case report

Published:September 17, 2012DOI:


      Peripheral intravenous cannulation is widely used in medicine. Arteriovenous fistulas are rare complications but their occurrence has never been reported in the hands. We report on a young patient who developed a high flow arteriovenous fistula on the dorsum of her hand two weeks after a failed peripheral intravenous cannulation attempt.


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