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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Published online: September 17, 2012
Accepted: August 27, 2012
Received: July 30, 2012
© 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.