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August 5, 1905

THE MATAS OPERATION FOR THE RADICAL CURE OF ANEURISM, AS APPLIED IN TWO CASES OF RUPTURED ANEURISM.

Author Affiliations

First Assistant House Surgeon, Charity Hospital; Chief of Clinic to the Chair of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, Medical Department, Tulane University. NEW ORLEANS.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(6):395-396. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510060031002g
Abstract

The procedure described by Dr. Rudolph Matas1 has attracted widespread attention, and has been tried in a number of successful cases, recently reported, sufficiently to prove its merit as a permanent and notable advance in the surgical treatment of aneurism. It is still, however, a comparatively new and untried method, and all clinical reports which bear on its application in atypical conditions should be instructive and profitable to the practical surgeon.

Presuming that the reader is familiar with the original procedure described by Dr. Matas, I will limit my remarks to two cases of aneurism of the fusiform type which came under my observation in the Charity Hospital. In each instance, the aneurism had ruptured into the subcutaneous and intermuscular spaces before I was called to operate on the patient. On account of existing conditions, I deemed it expedient to depart in some details from the technic recommended by the

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