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March 1991

Operative Exposure of the Abdominal Arteries for Trauma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of California, Davis–East Bay (Dr William R. Fry); Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis (Dr Richard Fry); and the Department of General Surgery, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr William J. Fry).; William J. Fry, MD, is immediate past president of the Society of Vascular Surgery and director of Surgical Education at the Catherine McAuley Health Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. He has previously served as chairman of the American Board of Surgery (1980 to 1982) and as chairman of the Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, from 1976 to 1989.; Richard E. Fry, MD (Indianapolis, Ind) and William R. Fry, MD (Oakland, Calif) completed their surgical residencies and vascular fellowships at the Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Arch Surg. 1991;126(3):289-291. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1991.01410270029004

• Traumatic injuries to the abdominal arteries require operative exposures that allow for flexible repair. Dividing the abdominal arterial tree into four zones, based on exposure, provides expedient and precise repair of all major abdominal arteries.

(Arch Surg. 1991;126:289-291)

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