Intra-arterial sympathetic blockade in the treatment of clinical frostbite

John M. Porter, David H. Wesche, Josef Rösch, Gerald M. Baur

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Regional medical sympathectomy achieved by the intra-arterial injection of reserpine appeared to be of benefit in the treatment of five patients with acute or chronic frostbite injuries. Clinical improvement was associated with a significant increase in arteriographically determined regional arterial perfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-630
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1976

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  • Surgery


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