Trendelenburg's operation I
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.
- 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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