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Atherosclerotic occlusive arterial disease of the lower limbs: a historical account of surgical evolution and vascular reconstruction over thirty four years

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P.C.A. Ratnatunga ,

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of surgery
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R. Gunawardene,

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Anaesthesia
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V Pinto,

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Anaesthesia
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R. Perera,

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Anaesthesia
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P. Amerasinghe,

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Radiology
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P. B. Hewavithana,

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Radiology
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S. Rosairo,

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Radiology
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N V I. Ratnatunga

University of Peradeniya and the Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Pathology
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Abstract

This is a descriptive study of chronic ischaemia of the lower limb caused by atherosclerotic disease in 588 patients. The study was performed over 34 years in a tertiary clinic in the central province of Sri Lanka. It was found that the pattern of occlusions were similar to that of other reports on western patients. However, critical ischaemia was seen in 57% of Sri Lankan patients, suggesting a more florid disease. Pioneering efforts of reconstructive surgery in 278 patients and in-hospital results are presented.

How to Cite: Ratnatunga, P.C.A. et al., (2018). Atherosclerotic occlusive arterial disease of the lower limbs: a historical account of surgical evolution and vascular reconstruction over thirty four years. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery. 36(2), pp.1–7. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v36i2.8508
Published on 31 Aug 2018.
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