J. W. NIXON, M.D., F.A.C.S.; W. W. BONDURANT JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; OMER ROAN, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Unusual consideration is now being given in America to the surgical treatment of patent ductus arteriosus. One of us (Nixon) has recently reviewed the surgical aspects of the disease. Since the report of Touroff et al. of the cure of three cases of subacute Streptococcus viridans endarteritis following the successful surgical ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus, renewed interest has been shown in subacute endarteritis of this type. Their work definitely extends the benefit of surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus by offering a possible cure of this very serious complication. The report of an additional case successfully treated by
NIXON JW, BONDURANT WW, ROAN O. LIGATION OF A PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS WITH PROBABLE ENDARTERITIS; APPARENT CURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:1003–1007. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-6-1003
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(6):1003-1007.
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