ORVILLE HORWITZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RAYMOND PENNEYS, M.D.
Within the last few years several hundred resections and arterial graft replacements for aneurysms and arterial occlusion due to arteriosclerosis obliterans have been reported.1-7 The availability and the performance of this procedure are rapidly increasing. In the Philadelphia area alone, where one of us conducted a recent survey, over 200 arterial grafts were performed last year.8 In the case of aneurysms, the indication for operation is definite enough, depending for the most part upon the making of the diagnosis and upon the ability of the patient to withstand the procedure. The indication for such surgery in the case of
HORWITZ O, PENNEYS R. THE SELECTION OF PATIENTS FOR ARTERIAL GRAFTING IN PERIPHERAL ARTERIOSCLEROSIS OBLITERANS12. Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:1117–1124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-6-1117
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(6):1117-1124.
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