Message Number: SG6635 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-11-14 12:50:02 UTC
Subject: Re: vena cava ligation
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Dr. Kemmerer talked about this at the Symposium in Atlanta. What she does is clamp or hold the vena cava closed, inject dye and take an x-ray. She showed photos of the sequence and it was pretty obvious in that particular set of photos that there was collateral circulation.


Author wrote:
> In a message dated 11/13/03 10:25:20 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> If memory serves I think it was Dr. Karen Purcell or Dr. Ruth Heller who
> mentioned using a trick of holding the Vena Cava closed and watching to see if
> there was effective collaterol circulation before considerating ligation in a
> past post, but I could be misrecalling who said it.