recannulate

recannulate

[rēkan′yəlāt]
Etymology: L, re + cannula, small reed
to make a new opening through an organ or tissue, such as opening a passage through an occluded blood vessel.
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When working with a new arteriovenous fistula (AVF), I advocate cannulating in the direction of flow because it then becomes much easier to recannulate if there are problems.
It has then been possible to recannulate an arterial site and use the previous arterial site as the new venous return.
Dialysis is not the treatment of choice due to the risk of peritonitis, coagulopathies, cannulation complications, relative ineffectiveness in removing excess leucine, and the need to recannulate each time a child becomes ill.