Thrombectomy And Thrombolysis -- Therapeutic Alternatives?

Porter, John M.; Dolter, Charles T.; Rösch, Josef; Goodnight, Scott
October 1978
Angiology;Oct1978, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p728
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of thrombolytic therapy in the treatment of three common clinical thrombotic conditions for which surgical thrombectomy has frequently been used: venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and thrombotic or embolic peripheral arterial occlusion. Thrombolytic therapy has been used in a few patients with other thrombotic disorders but not enough information is available to assess the ultimate role of thrombolytic therapy in these conditions. However, results to date have failed to convincingly demonstrate therapeutic benefits.


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