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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2016 Jun 21

language: English

Surgery for critical hand ischemia

Ralph C. DARLING III, Chin C. YEH

Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY, USA


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Hand revascularization is not commonly encountered, and thus many vascular surgeons are uncomfortable performing hand bypasses. The literature for hand bypasses is also scant, reflecting its incidence in most vascular surgical practices. However, the data and experience that we do have demonstrate that hand bypasses are effective in relieving symptoms, are not as difficult to perform as one might think, and has low morbidity.

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