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November 1981

Adjunctive Intraoperative Arterial DilationSimplified Instrumentation Technique

Author Affiliations

Drs Fogarty, Shoor, Blair, and Zimmerman are in private practice in Palo Alto, Calif. Mr Chin is a medical student at the University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Surg. 1981;116(11):1391-1398. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380230019003

• A new balloon dilation catheter based on the concept of linear extrusion of the dilating element was developed and used clinically. The operative results were satisfactory with a substantial increase in lumen size that was found in more than 90% of the cases studied. Operative complications related to this technique were noted in two of 66 patients. A longer-term follow-up and increased application are required to determine the spectrum of use and durability of the procedure.

(Arch Surg 1981;116:1391-1398)