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[Embolic occlusion of arteries of the upper extremity].

Authors
  • Staudacher, M
  • Böhm, C
  • End, A
  • Haberzettl, C
  • Müller, M R
  • Vodrazka, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
20
Issue
4
Pages
358–364
Identifiers
PMID: 1776347
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ninety-nine patients underwent embolectomy of upper extremity arteries; in 12% of the cases reoperation and in 4% amputation was necessary. Thrombosis is the cause of reocclusion of the brachial artery, based on endothelial lesions of the axillary passing into the brachial artery. At autopsy studies these andothelial lesions were verified by histological and electron-microscopical examinations in a high percentage. Therefore embolectomies should be performed very carefully by means of thin fogarty catheters. Postoperative anticoagulant therapy seems to improve the survival rate.

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