In prolonged intermittent haemodialysis either Scribner's shunt  or subcutaneous arteriovenous fistula [3,7] are currently in use. A serious problem arises in cases requiring prolonged haemodialysis, if neither of the above-mentioned two procedures can be applied because of a fragile vascular system or unsuitable blood vessels in the extremities, due to previous accident or surgery. The same holds true for emergency cases requiring immediate dialysis. For the treatment of these patients we have initiated the double percutaneous catheterization of the femoral or subclavian vein. In the present paper the eperience obtained with this method is presented.
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