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June 1988

Manual of Vascular Surgery

Arch Surg. 1988;123(6):784. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400300130030

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The first volume of this atlas and manual of vascular surgery was published in 1980, shortly before Jack Wylie's untimely death. It primarily concerned vascular problems in the abdomen and pelvis and was immediately recognized as a pacesetter in the burgeoning field of vascular publications. This new volume 2 has been completed by three of Wylie's devoted colleagues and essentially takes up at the inguinal ligament and the thoracic outlet where the first volume stopped. As in the first volume, Bloodhart's illustrations are not only meticulously accurate but often themselves are works of realistic art.

This book goes beyond instructions concerning routine grafts and other operations for obliterative disease in the thigh and leg, as now are available in competing atlases and manuals. The unique feature of the current volume is its lucid analysis and management advice concerning the venous complications of vascular surgery that have so often been referred

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