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How will an arteriovenous fistula at the upper pole of a

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How will an arteriovenous fistula at the upper pole of a transplanted kidney impact function?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

the AV fistula could divert blood around the kidney and cause it to not function well

the best way to check for function is to get a 24h urine collection and separated IVP kidney clearance testing.

is this a new AV fistula seen?