Evaluation of collateral circulation of the hand

  title={Evaluation of collateral circulation of the hand},
  author={T. Fuhrman and W. Pippin and Lance A. Talmage and T. Reilley},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Monitoring},
  • T. Fuhrman, W. Pippin, +1 author T. Reilley
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Monitoring
  • In 1929, Edgar V. Allen described a noninvasive evaluation of the patency of the arterial supply to the hand of patients with thromboangitis obliterans (Am J Med Sci 1929;178:237). In the early 1950s, Allen's test was modified (Wright I. Vascular diseases in clinical practice. Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, 1952) for use as a test of collateral circulation prior to arterial cannulation. This test involves the examiner occluding the patient's ulnar and radial arteries while the patient… CONTINUE READING
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