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Article
December 1970

Effect of Sympathectomy on the Severely Traumatized Artery

Author Affiliations

Little Rock, Ark
From the Department of Surgery, University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(6):704-707. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340300060011
Abstract

Arterial blood flow in dogs, distal to the site of gunshot injury and repair, was below normal for at least three hours after repair. Concommitant sympathectomy provides a 50% increase in flow across the repair within 40 minutes and a doubling of flow 80 minutes following reconstruction.

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