Open surgery for atherosclerotic chronic mesenteric ischemia.

  title={Open surgery for atherosclerotic chronic mesenteric ischemia.},
  author={Allan J Kruger and Phillip J. Walker and Wallace J Foster and Jason S. Jenkins and Nicholas S Boyne and Julie Jenkins},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={46 5},
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to document the results of our current practice of open mesenteric revascularization to enable comparison with the recent trend of percutaneous endovascular therapy for the treatment of chronic mesenteric ischemia. METHODS Patients were identified via operation code data as well ongoing audit data from 1992 until 2006. Only patients with a history of chronic mesenteric ischemia secondary to atherosclerosis for 3 months or longer were included in the study… CONTINUE READING
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