Fistula for hemodialysis
Fistula for hemodialysis, also hemodialysis fistula, is an occasional pathology specimen, that can be classified a ditzel.
Hemodialysis fistulas are created to facilitate hemodialysis treatments in individuals with end-stage renal disease. They are surgically created anastomoses between an artery and vein of the arm.
- Fistula have a limited life span.
- The failed ones that cannot be salvaged may come to pathology.
- Arteriovenous grafts are an alternative to surgically created fistulas.
Submitted as "Aneurysm Wall Left Forearm", Excision: - Benign connective tissue with activated fibroblasts and mild chronic inflammation, compatible with aneurysm wall. - NEGATIVE for malignancy.