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« on: April 15, 2019, 01:22:43 PM »

Hi all, has anybody had a fistula closed down by intervention radiology? I was told by several surgeons (including
Super Surgeon who made my new fistula in uhm a lot of operations) that my old fistula needs closing down. Apparently :”nobody in their right mind would consider cutting in my old fistula arm. The amount of collateral veins is too huge.”

But my old arm is ‘splitting’ and spontaneously bleeding, so they’ll do it from the inside.

Any info welcome 😃

I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left

1983 high proteinloss in urine, chemo, stroke,coma, dialysis
1984 double nephrectomy
1985 transplant from dad
1998 lost dads kidney, start PD
2003 peritineum burst, back to hemo
2012 start Nxstage home hemo
       still on waitinglist, still ok I think
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 06:56:26 PM »

Probably like closing pancreatic fistulas.

"Treatment consisted of vascular coil implanted at the entry of the fistula and then sealed with tissue glue adhesive during endoscopic procedure. Technical success of vascular coil implantation and the use of tissue glue adhesive were reported in all patients"

The Use of Interventional Radiology Techniques in the Treatment of Pancreatic Fistula. - PubMed - NCBI

Coastal US, NE North Carolina
2018 right nephrectomy - cancer. Left kidney not filtering, start hemo. After 3 months, start Nxstage home hemo
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 09:37:39 AM »

I've no idea about closing off a fistula but I have had the sophis (Sp?) vein down the front side on my shin closed off.

Dr's told me that vein was a primary cause of my legs swelling and leaking so they wanted to close it off.

Made a smal incision just below the knee, snaked a lasar in and down almost to the ankle, zapping the inside of the vein every couple of millimeters as they pulled it back up and out the opening.

I was dope d enough I don't think I hardly felt a thing.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 09:18:11 PM »

Cassandra, do you mean the skin is splitting and bleeding on the outside or the fistula itself is splitting and bleeding internally? Sorry to ask, but I've never heard of this.
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