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March 31, 1945

A NONSUTURE METHOD OF BLOOD VESSEL ANASTOMOSISEXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDY

JAMA. 1945;127(13):748-753. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860130008003
Abstract

(Concluded from page 691)

OTHER USES OF THE NONSUTURE METHOD OF ANASTOMOSIS  The development of an efficient method of blood vessel anastomosis relatively easy of technical accomplishment naturally at once suggested to the authors the various problems to which the method may be applicable clinically. Some of these we will present; some others will be deferred pending the completion of current experiments.

  1. We present a case to illustrate the use of the nonsuture method to restore blood flow in the artery after excision of an arteriovenous fistula:

Case 3.—History.—  J. W., a man aged 24, entered the Presbyterian Hospital on July 25, 1944 complaining of a pulsating swelling of the right thigh of two and one-half years' duration. The past history and family history were noncontributory. The pulsating tumor became apparent to the patient a few days following a bullet wound. His important

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