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2021 Dec 22

Ann Vasc Surg

Ultrasound-guided cradle-like infiltrative anesthesia for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of stenotic autogenous arteriovenous hemodialysis access.


Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is an effective treatment for autogenous arteriovenous hemodialysis access (AAVA) stenosis; however, it causes pain in most cases. Therefore, safe and effective anesthesia for PTA is required.