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March 1971

The Value of Preoperative Abdominal Arteriography

Author Affiliations

Kansas City, Kan
From the Department of Radiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

Arch Surg. 1971;102(3):190-194. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350030028007

Out of 758 patients with abdominal visceral aortograms or selective arteriograms, 471 of which were part of a hypertensive work up, 145 demonstrated severe stenosis or occlusion of the celiac axis or superior mesenteric arteries, anomalous origin of a principal vessel such as the common or right hepatic artery, or gross distortion of normal vascular anatomy. In addition, metastatic lesions to organs such as liver, adrenals, and bone were noted. Ways, other than purely diagnostic, in which this information has helped the surgeon are outlined.