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My question is regarding clarification of peripheral and central vessels in regards to A/V 2010 fistula/graft procedures. Is the cephalic vein and the brachial vein considered to be in the "peripheral" zone? (reasoning...I have some physicians who are documenting the cephalic and the brachial veins as being located in the "central" zone. Would a venoplasty in either of these sites be considered "central" or "peripheral"? Thank you Dr. Z!
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