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Results of surgical treatment of arterial embolism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  432575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A report is given of the results obtained by surgical intervention in 260 patients with arterial embolism involving the extremities, in whom a total of 299 emboli devloped. Excellent results were obtained in 63.5% of the cases. It is emphasized that embolectomy is indicated in all cases, irrespective of the interval between onset of symptoms and surgery, unless gangrene of the limb is manifest. Furthermore, re-operation is is recommended on patients in whom fresh clots develop in the artery after an otherwise successful embolectomy. The mortality rate proved to be relatively high (28%) and the causes thereof are discussed.
K P Szczepanski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0036-5580     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-26     Completed Date:  1979-06-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121343     Medline TA:  Scand J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / pathology,  surgery*
Embolism / mortality,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / mortality
Time Factors

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