[Late vascular damage after unilateral leg amputation].

@article{Paes1990LateVD,
  title={[Late vascular damage after unilateral leg amputation].},
  author={E H Paes and J{\"o}rg Friedrich Vollmar and P. Pauschinger and Wolf Mutschler and Eberhard Henze and A Friesch},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Unfallchirurgie und Versicherungsmedizin : offizielles Organ der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft fur Unfallmedizin und Berufskrankheiten = Revue de traumatologie et d'assicurologie : organe officiel de la Societe suisse de ...},
  year={1990},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={227-36}
}
The higher incidence of infrarenal aortic aneurysms in war-veterans with above knee amputations indicates that leg amputation besides arteriosclerotic risk factors constitutes a relevant pathogenetic factor for the late development of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. A retrospective study of 25 mainly young patients with above knee amputation showed that already one year after leg-loss a typical adaptive narrowing of the pelvic and leg arteries with significant reduction of the flow volume of 37… CONTINUE READING