Blood flow in the calves during surgery.

The volume flow in the calves was measured by means of plethysmography in 14 patients who had a cholecystectomy and in 3 patients who had a wedge biopsy of the breast. The blood flow increased 100% during abdominal surgery, while no change was observed during the extraabdominal operation. When the legs were placed horizontally during cholecystectomy clear… (More)