In aneurysms, a collateral sign for testing the peripheral circulation in the area of A. poplitea. If the main artery of the limb is compressed and then a puncture is made at the periphery; if blood flows, the collateral circulation is probably established. The sign has been used to indicate the most suitable operative method.
- A. Qu?nu, Muret:
Sur le traitement moderne des an?vrismes poplit?s.
Revue de chirurgie, 1910, 41: 282-294.
We thank Joseph Constantin, France, for information submitted.
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