Original communication| Volume 13, ISSUE 2, P264-269, February 1943

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Embolectomy for riding embolus of abdominal aorta

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      Although the patient died twenty-seven days postoperatively from what was apparently pulmonary infarction, we feel that the case is of sufficient interest to be reported because it does prove again that patients with severe cardiac conditions can he subjected to major surgical procedures without immediate mortality.
      Autopsy would have made the case complete, and we regret that we are not able to give such a report. However, in summary, (1) a case of riding embolus at the bifurcation of the aorta is reported; (2) the patient withstood three major surgical procedures in spite of the fact that she had a severe cardiac condition; and (3) technique of embolectomy has been illustrated.
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