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Improved techniques for lumbar aortography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1126994     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of a large volume technique (60-100 ml of contrast) for lumbar aortography is recommended for routine use in the investigation of peripheral arterial disease of the legs. With this method lesions are less likely to be missed and more information is obtained. Using the modern contrast media such as iothalamate, the complications due to contrast medium are not significantly greater than with the conventional volume technique. In Leriche syndrome, although the proximal end of the arterial occlusion can be demonstrated using conventional volume anortography, the distal end, and the arteries below the occlusion can usually only be shown by using a relatively large volume of contrast. Movement of a patient with a lumbar aortography needle in position is safe. Additional projections such as obliques to show the origins of the profunda femoris arteries or the arteries of the feet, can be taken if required. Complications due to stripping of the aortic wall are diminished if a blocked ended single side opening lumbar aortography needle is used.
M L Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1975 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-08-11     Completed Date:  1975-08-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortography / adverse effects,  instrumentation,  methods*
Injections, Intra-Arterial / methods
Iothalamic Acid / administration & dosage*,  diagnostic use
Leriche Syndrome / radiography
Lumbar Vertebrae
Reg. No./Substance:
2276-90-6/Iothalamic Acid

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