Endarteriectomy, or Surgical Restoration of the Lumen of an Obstructed Artery in Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
A Preliminary Report
Endarteriectomy is an operation originally proposed by Dos Santos in which a thrombus and the portion of the arterial wall to which it is attached are removed and the lumen of the artery re-established. The technic of this operation is described. Case histories of several patients illustrating the results which the authors have obtained are presented.
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