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September 29, 1906

THE RADICAL CURE OF ANEURISM.PRESENT STATUS OF THE METHOD OF INTRASACCULAR SUTURE, OR ENDOANEURISMORRHAPHY.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery, Medical Department Tulane University, Louisiana. NEW ORLEANS.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(13):990-994. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210130014001e
Abstract

SYNOPSIS.  The term, endoaneurismorraphy, meaning the closure of an aneurismal orifice connecting the trunk of an artery with the aneurismal sac by suturing the orifice from within the sac and the obliteration of the sac by suture, I introduced in 1902, in a paper read before the American Surgical Association at its meeting in Albany, to describe an operation which it was my fortune to apply for the first time at the Charity Hospital of New Orleans while attempting the extirpation of a traumatic brachial aneurism in a negro, March 30, 1888, eighteen years ago. It was after the failure to cure this traumatic aneurism by the application of a proximal and distal ligature of the brachial artery that I attempted the extirpation of the sac; but the extirpation had to be abandoned because of the danger of injuring the median and ulnar nerves which were incorporated in the walls

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