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Minerva Chirurgica 2006 June;61(3):185-91

language: Italian

Vascular surgeon and endovascular practice: legal possibility or absolute prohibition?

Santovito D., Varetto G., Conforti M., Rispoli P.

Unità di Chirurgia Vascolare Dipartimento di Discipline Medico Chirurgiche Università degli Studi di Torino, Torino


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In Italy the diagnostic and therapeutic radiology practice is regulated by special laws, which are changed acting in accordance with EURATOM directive so that other specialists can use radiological instrument, such as orthopedic surgeons and cardilogists do. Medical and technological progress enables vascular surgeons to choose other treatments alternative to conventional surgery in the treatment of some vascular diseases by the use of radiological instruments. In our country there are special laws for the practice of radiology, so we verify if vascular surgeons can legally perform endovascular procedures using radiological techniques.

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