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oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The surgery of arteriosclerosis

Volume 15, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

Direct arterial surgery is becoming more widely used in place of sympathectomy and vasodilator drugs in the treatment of arteriosclerotic lesions. It is indicated in those cases demonstrated by angiography to have localised obstructions of the larger arteries. The methods employed include the removal of intra-arterial blocks by endarterectomy or their bypass by prosthetic or saphenous vein grafts. The results are frequently outstandingly successful. Nevertheless, arterial surgery is difficult and exacting, calling for meticulous attention to technique for success. The arteries may be in all stages of decrepitude and one marvels at their ability to hold sutures. Despite the apparent hazards and an appreciable mortality rate, the outcome is mostly highly rewarding.

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1969-05-01
2019-08-24

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