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Article
November 1977

Management of Early Postoperative Complications of Arterial Repairs

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery, St Thomas Hospital and Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals, Nashville, Tenn.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(11):1371-1374. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370110105011
Abstract

• Of 1,703 patients undergoing arterial procedures during a three-year period, 81 (4.7%) required reoperation within 72 hours because of early complications. Thrombosis (58 patients) and hemorrhage (19 patients) were the most frequent complications encountered. Reoperation was successful in salvaging a successful outcome in the majority of patients after both hemorrhagic and thrombotic complications. The results seem to justify a continued aggressive approach to the management of early complications following vascular reconstructive procedures.

(Arch Surg 112:1371-1374, 1977)

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