Valentine Mott, who performed the first operation for ligation of the innominate artery in 1818, says:
Since the publication of Allan Burns' invaluable work on the surgical anatomy of head and neck, I have been in the habit of showing in my surgical lectures, the practicability of securing in a ligature, the arteria innominata; and I have had no hesitation in remarking that it was my opinion that this artery might be taken up for some condition of aneurisms and that a surgeon with a steady hand and a correct knowledge of the parts would be justified in doing it.
When the proper case presented itself to him he said further: "I could not for a moment hesitate in recommending and performing the operation."
METHOD OF CLASSIFICATION.
I am presenting for consideration five classes of cases tabulated as follows:Cases in which the innominate artery alone was ligated for subclavian
Cases in which the innominate artery alone was ligated for subclavian
BURNS WB. SUCCESSFUL LIGATION OF THE INNOMINATE ARTERY. JAMA. 1908;LI(20):1671–1677. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410200019001d
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