Embolism of the abdominal aorta at the bifurcation with secondary thrombosis of both common iliac arteries, though comparatively uncommon, is of interest to the clinician because of the sudden onset of the symptoms, the marked and dramatic disturbance resulting from blockage of the arterial circulation and the necessity of immediate surgical intervention for possible cure. Surgical procedures on the arteries in general have awakened a great deal of interest during the past decade, and a sufficient number of cases of successful arteriotomy and embolectomy have been reported to warrant the feeling that if skilful surgical measures are resorted to promptly the life of the patient may be saved and gangrene of the extremities averted. Before surgical measures can be instituted, the clinician must correctly diagnose the presence of an arterial embolus and accurately localize the obstruction. No time can be lost, for every hour saved after the onset of the
ROTHSTEIN JL. EMBOLISM AND THROMBOSIS OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA IN INFANCY AND IN CHILDHOOD: REPORT OF ONE CASE IN A THIRTEEN DAY OLD INFANT; NECROPSY; ABSTRACTS OF THE CASES IN THE LITERATURE. Am J Dis Child. 1935;49(6):1578–1606. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970060182016
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