Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2014, Vol 1, Num 1 Page(s): 032-034
Iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula of tibialis posterior artery following surgery of inserting plates and screws on a broken ankle: a case report

Bahar Temur, Mustafa Aldağ, Tolga Can, Adlan Olsun, Mehmet Kaplan

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dr. Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula; surgery; traumatic arteriovenous fistula
Iatrogenic arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are seen after vascular trauma or injury. Peripheral arteriovenous fistulas may cause many problems like limb pain, edema, aneurysmal degeneration of the artery, ischemic symptoms, ulceration related to arterial insufficiency, and congestive cardiac failure. We report a 50-year-old man admitted to our clinic with a lower extremity bleeding ulcer and a history of orthopedic surgery a year ago. Following Doppler ultrasound and computed tomography findings, the fistula was treated surgically. Although endovascular stenting is the procedure of choice for such fistulas, surgical treatment is still an option.
DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2014.142