December 1971

Femoral-Axillary Bypass for Cerebral Vascular Insufficiency

Author Affiliations

San Diego, Calif
From the University of California at San Diego, Surgical Service, Mercy Hospital, San Diego.

Arch Surg. 1971;103(6):746-747. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1971.01350120110020

A femoral-axillary bypass graft was done for complicated brachiocephalic obstruction with cerebral vascular insufficiency. It appears to be an effective method for managing problems of cerebrovascular insufficiency, which enables one to avoid thoracotomy when a source of blood flow in the neck is not available.