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The first resection of an aortic aneurysm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18368975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The report of the first successful resection of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, carried out in Paris in 1951, greatly influenced surgeons throughout the world who, until then, had regarded such an operation as probably being outside the bounds of surgical removal and vascular reconstruction. I well remember as a young surgeon reading of attempts to control such aneurysms by wrapping them in cellophane, or introducing coils of wire into them to induce thrombosis and I was familiar with having to stand by hopelessly as patients exsanguinated when their aneurysms ruptured.
Authors:
Harold Ellis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perioperative practice     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1750-4589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perioper Pract     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-28     Completed Date:  2008-06-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271023     Medline TA:  J Perioper Pract     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-1     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
University of London, Department of Anatomy, Guy's Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aortic Aneurysm / surgery*
France
History, 20th Century
Humans
Vascular Surgical Procedures / history*

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