Diagnostic Value of Translumbar Aortography
A historical review of aortography is made that substantiates its present status as a diagnostic tool, particularly in angiology and urology. The technic, premedication, and anesthesia are discussed in detail. The hazards of the procedure and their prevention are reviewed. The reactions to contrast media are enumerated. Aortography plays a selected but important role in the evaluation of aortic aneurysms, arterial occlusion, and stenosis of major vessels. Its value in the diagnosis of abdominal abnormalities is less encouraging. Numerous urologic disorders are discussed in their relationship to angiographic study.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.