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Title: Lumbar sympathectomy in the treatment of intermittent claudication : an objective study
Authors: Cutajar, L.
Keywords: Sympathectomy -- Case studies
Peripheral vascular diseases
Intermittent claudication
Issue Date: 1972
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Cutajar, L. (1972). Lumbar sympathectomy in the treatment of intermittent claudication : an objective study. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 7(2), 81-84.
Abstract: Sympathectomy in twenty legs suffering from atherosclerotic peripheral vascular disease made no improvement in the muscle blood flow as detected objectively by the Technetium (⁹⁹ᵐTc) Clearance Technique in nineteen of these legs. It is postulated that intermittent claudication per se is not an indication for sympathectomy although the operation may have a place in the treatment of early nutritional disturbances in the ischaemic leg. The object of this paper is to present the results of an objective study on a series of patients, all complaining of intermittent claudication who were assessed both clinically and objectively using a radio-active tracer technique before and after they had undergone lumbar sympathectomy
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 7, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 7, Issue 2

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