Complementary surgical/interventional techniques for nonresective management of "inoperable" aneurysms: a second look.


Induced thrombosis ("nonresective" therapy) of aortic aneurysms by distal arterial ligation, coil/wire embolization, and extraanatomic bypass was devalued by anecdotal reports emerging during the mid-1980s. Nevertheless, we have recently found the technique to be life-saving in occasional cases and worth revisiting. Since 1990, standard aortic aneurysm… (More)


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