JAMES A. EVANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CARL C. BARTELS, M.D.
It has been the custom at the Lahey Clinic for the medical department to choose and recommend certain hypertensive patients for dorsolumbar sympathectomy as well as to follow their postoperative and subsequent course. This report is an attempt on our part to evaluate the results of operation in a strictly critical and unbiased manner based upon a six month to three year follow-up on 173 patients who had sympathectomies to include the fourth thoracic level.
Our first series of 54 cases in which resection was carried out to the eleventh or twelfth thoracic level, reviewed by E. C. Bartels1 in
EVANS JA, BARTELS CC. RESULTS OF HIGH DORSOLUMBAR SYMPATHECTOMY FOR HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:307–329. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-2-307
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(2):307-329.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology, Neurology.
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