The Japanese Journal of Dermatology
Online ISSN : 1346-8146
Print ISSN : 0021-499X
ISSN-L : 0021-499X
Case Reports
A Case of Iatrogenic Radial Arteriovenous Fistula Induced by Venipuncture of the Right Forearm
Hiroyo HashimotoHideharu Endo
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2018 Volume 128 Issue 12 Pages 2653-2658


A 43-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for the treatment of acute lymphocytic leukemia. After venipuncture of the right forearm for peripheral intravenous catheter placement, swelling and pain occurred in the same region. She was referred to our department 9 days after the venipuncture, because her symptoms worsened. A vascular murmur was heard with a Doppler stethoscope. Doppler ultrasonography revealed pulsation of the vein running parallel to the right radial artery that was similar to the pulsation in the artery. The diagnosis was right radial arteriovenous fistula. Local compression was applied for 4 weeks, and her symptoms improved thereafter.

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