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Operative removal of emboly in a. pulmonalis in severe pulmonary emboly.

Description

Operative removal of emboly in a. pulmonalis in severe pulmonary emboly. The operation has high lethality. Today embolectomy is performed using a heart-lung machine, particularly when there is contraindication for thrombolysis.

Pulmonary embolectomy was first successfully performed by Martin Kirschner (1879-1942) on March 18, 1924.

Bibliography

  • F. Trendelenburg:
    Ueber die operative Behandlung der Embolie der Lungenarterie.
    Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie, Berlin, 1908, 37. Congress: 89-103.
    Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1908, 86: 686-700.
  • M. B. Kirschner:
    Ein durch die Trendelenburgsche Operation geheilter Fall von Embolie der Art. pulmonalis.
    Archiv für klinische Chirurgie, Berlin, 1924, 133: 312-359.
We thank Rudolf Kleinert, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, for information submitted.

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