JOHN J. MASSARELLI JR., M.D.; J. EARLE ESTES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Rapid progress has been made in the field of vascular surgery in recent years. Operations are performed daily on the abdominal aorta and its major peripheral arterial branches in numerous hospitals and medical centers throughout the land. Most of these procedures are performed on arteries affected by atherosclerosis, for which there is currently no effective medical therapy. Atherosclerosis of the large arteries may result in aneurysmal dilatation or in thrombo-atherosclerotic occlusion. Surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm is clearly indicated because of the very poor survival rate in untreated patients.1 Not only is the survival rate poor, but two thirds
MASSARELLI JJ, ESTES JE. ATHEROSCLEROTIC OCCLUSION OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA AND ILIAC ARTERIES: A STUDY OF 105 PATIENTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1125–1137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1125
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(6):1125-1137.
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