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Translumbar Aortography: Present Indications and Technics.

Arthur C. Beall Jr., M.D.; George C. Morris Jr., M.D.; Walter S. Henly, M.D.; E. Stanley Crawford, M.D.; Denton A Cooley, M.D.; and Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):319-320. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-319_3
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Clinical experience with more than 3,000 translumbar aortograms in the Baylor University College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals has allowed more exact delineation of the indications for this procedure and the introduction of numerous safety factors in its performance, including hyperhydration, precise needle placement, a limited dose of contrast material, and a single injection. In spite of these safeguards, the inherent toxicity of contrast materials employed in translumbar aortography remained a potential hazard. In the minds of some physicians, this potential hazard has been considered sufficient to prevent the employment of this most useful procedure in some patients in whom it




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