ed 2, by Chilton Crane and Richard Warren, 206 pp, with illus, $18.50, Boston, Little Brown & Co, 1976.
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In each of the 21 chapters, this atlas covers a specific vascular operation, including operations for abdominal aortic aneurysm, thromboendarterectomy of the aorto-iliac segment, aorto-iliac and aorto-femoral bypass, axillo-femoral and femoral-femoral bypass, femoral-popliteal bypass, treatment of complications of arterial reconstruction, management of vascular trauma, peripheral arterial aneurysms, and the treatment of extracranial arterial disease. There are also chapters on renal artery reconstruction, aorto-mesenteric bypass, lumbar sympathectomy, dorsal sympathectomy, and the treatment of venous disease.
The accompanying text describes objectives of the operation, indications and contraindications for the procedure, planning and preparation, and the operation itself, all of which are illustrated with detailed line drawings.
The technique for exposing and handling the blood vessels, as well as the placement of vascular grafts, is provided. The techniques recommended are, for the most part, standard techniques utilized by most vascular surgeons. I would take occasional issue with minor points, such as the failure
BLAISDELL FW. Procedures in Vascular Surgery. Arch Surg. 1976;111(11):1311. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360290145023