FASCIAL SLINGS: A NEW ADJUNCT TO BRACHIOBASILIC FISTULA ELEVATION

Fascial Slings

  • Hafiz Khalid Pervaiz Butt Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Nauman Imtiaz Khan Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Omer Bin Abdul Aziz Combined Military Hospital Sialkot/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Pakistan
  • Fazl-e- Haider Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Afzal Siddique Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Rai Ahmad Khan Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Kishwar Ali Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Mubashar Ahmed Bajwa Combined Military Hospital/ National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Basilic vein transposition (BVT), Hemodialysis (HD), Fascial Slings

Abstract

Objective: To introduce a new technique of fascial slings created from fascia over biceps muscle as an adjunct to
Brachiobasilic fistula elevation contributing in the ease of cannulation and position of arm for both nursing staff
and the patient.
Study Design: Retrospective study.
Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out in Combined Military Hospital Rawalpindi, form Jan
2016 to Apr 2017.
Patients and Methods: The demographic and outcome data of the patients, who underwent Brachiobasilic
Elevation using fascial slings, were collected and analyzed retrospectively.
Results: A total of 89 (60 males, mean age 44.2 ± 14 years and 29 females mean age 42.6 ± 12 years) patients underwent
brachiobasilic fistula elevation. The distance of fistula vein from skin incision at mid arm was found to be
consistent from the per op measurement till the last assessment at 6 months. In our study it was 5 ± 0.7 cm.
Slinged vein was found to be easy to cannulate in first prick as per dialysis nursing staff. Fistula maturation rate
was 91%. A total of eight (9%) fistulae were never put on dialysis because of thrombosis. The mean maturation
time was 40 ± 14 days. Fifteen (16%) patients had arm edema, and twelve (13%) had infections. Patients had
similar ease of arm position as of brachiocephalic AVF during dialysis.
Conclusion: Considering the consistent post op distance of fistula vein from scar site, ease of cannulation for the
dialysis staff and comfort of arm position for the patient during dialysis after fascial slings it is concluded that
fascial slings are good adjunct to basilic vein elevation technique.

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Published
2018-10-31
How to Cite
Butt, H. K. P., Khan, N. I., Aziz, O. B. A., Haider, F.- e-, Siddique, A., Khan, R. A., Ali, K., & Bajwa, M. A. (2018). FASCIAL SLINGS: A NEW ADJUNCT TO BRACHIOBASILIC FISTULA ELEVATION. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 68(5), 1419-23. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/2335
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