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March 1977

Control of Lumbar Arterial Bleeding During Aortic Aneurysm Surgery

Author Affiliations

From Elmhurst General Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(3):345. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370030117022

• Lumbar backbleeding from an opened aortic aneurysm may be very troublesome. Suturing of these ostia is occasionally difficult because of an unyielding calcified vessel wall. We describe a new technique utilizing warm bone wax to occlude these ostia.

(Arch Surg 112:345, 1977)