Balas, P.; Plessas, F.I.C.A. S.; Segditsas, Th.; Antonopoulos, J.
September 1970
Angiology;Sep1970, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p552
Academic Journal
Lumbar sympathectomy is a safe procedure with a low mortality and morbidity rate. �Paradoxe gangrene� following lumbar sympathectomy is a very rare complication. In our series this complication was found in 1% of the cases. Many aetiologic factors have been considered responsible for the development of this paradoxe reaction, mainly, the development of extensive postoperative thrombosis due to hypotension during or after operation and to mechanical injury of the atherosclerotic arteries. Suggestions are made for the prevention of the post-sympathectomy paradoxical reaction and gangrene.


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