We describe the use of the extensor pollicis longus tendon as an extension of the motor unit in an opponens transfer. Its advantages, and its successful application in 4 cases, are illustrated. To the best of our knowledge, this method has not been described before. We believe it to be a satisfactory addition to the other methods described.
Four patients with homozygous hyperbetalipoproteinaemia who had proved resistant to intensive medical therapy have undergone portacaval shunt. During 3 weeks of total parenteral alimentation before the operation, the serum-cholesterol decreased significantly in each of the four patients. During the fat-emulsion phase of hyperalimentation, one patient… (More)