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Late Embolectomy

Br Med J 1972; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5827.631 (Published 09 September 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;3:631
  1. W. T. Morris

    Abstract

    Embolectomy with a balloon catheter even up to two months after embolism may be successful. Late embolectomy, meaning operation more than 48 hours after embolism, should be undertaken in a hospital where all facilities for arterial reconstruction are available.

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