ALFRED W. ADSON, M. D.; PAUL A. O'LEARY, M.D.; GEORGE E. BROWN, M.D.
The permanent vasodilator effect following resection of sympathetic ganglia and trunks, with its subsequent physiologic changes, has stimulated us to find numerous clinical applications of the procedure. Naturally any disease that arises either directly or indirectly from impaired circulation must be considered. The results obtained by interrupting the vasoconstrictor fibers of the peripheral arteries are determined by the dilatation of the arteries and arterioles affected by the operative procedure. Therefore, it is extremely important to select patients who have nonocclusive lesions of the arteries, and who have vasomotor spasm of the arteries which has resulted in impairment of the circulation.
ADSON AW, O'LEARY PA, BROWN GE. Surgical Treatment of Vasospastic Types of Scleroderma by Resection of Sympathetic Ganglia and Trunks1. Ann Intern Med. ;4:555–568. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-555
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):555-568.
Neurology, Rheumatology, Scleroderma.
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