Turan Ege, Özcan Gür, Selami Gürkan, Demet Özkaramanlı Gür

Keywords: Chronic renal failure, hemodialysis; catheter


Arteriovenous fistula or central venous catheterization carries vital importance for hemodialysis which is an important treatment option in patients with chronic renal failure. In patients without an arteriovenous fistula providing adequate flow, a central venous catheter is required for emergent hemodialysis. In case of terminal access problems due to arterial or venous occlusions, catheterization of the inferior vena cava or the heart may be performed. Here we present two cases with terminal access problems in whom we performed surgical catheterization of the inferior vena cava.