In less than four years since the original publication of Atlas of Vascular Surgery, new developments in the field have made it desirable to bring out a second edition.
The authors have added sections on the surgical management of complications of arterial prosthesis, embolectomy by the Fogarty balloon catheter, and emergency portacaval shunt. The chapter on arteriography has been revised but fails to describe the newer techniques of selective angiography of the aortic branches. Such subjects as renovascular hypertension, the resection of bleeding aortic aneurysm, and autogenous vein bypass for remoropopliteal occlusion, are treated in more detail and profusely illustrated. A paragraph or two is given to each of several other new developments in vascular surgery.
From the new edition suggested forms for vascular examination and lists of special instruments for specific operative procedures have been omitted. The authors did not see fit also to delete the detailed descriptions of