December 1958

Results of Major Arterial Grafting*

AMA Arch Surg. 1958;77(6):992-996. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1958.01290050162030

Introduction  The symptom of intermittent claudication is due to inadequate blood supply to the claudicating muscles. The symptom of claudication and the physical finding of absence of pulses in the proper location establish a clinical diagnosis of arteriosclerosis obliterans. The location of the occlusion, its anatomic detail, and the collateral pattern are demonstrated by angiology. Approximately 50% of all cases of arteriosclerosis obliterans are amenable to treatment by arterial graft. All abdominal, femoral, and popliteal aneurysms are amenable to treatment by arterial graft.The results of grafting in 300 consecutive patients are analyzed as to current results and are presented.In general, it may be stated that between 80% and 85% of patients treated by arterial graft are entirely rehabilitated.2020 E. 93d St. Cleveland Clinic

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