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Vascular Disorders of the Upper Extremity, 3rd Edition


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Vascular Disorders of the Upper Extremity, 3rd Edition

Herbert Machleder (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-879-93409-5 December 1998 Wiley-Blackwell 515 Pages

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Traditionally, vascular disorders of the upper extremity have been slighted in conventional vascular surgery texts, despite the fact that these disorders are among those most frequently encountered. Since its original publication in 1983, this text has been a welcome and effective remedy for this reference gap. The current edition of this widely acclaimed classic, succeeds, once again, in its goal to expertly and comprehensively present the clinical presentation, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic approaches to almost the full range of common and uncommon conditions affecting this area.

In his review of the second edition (Journal of Vascular Surgery, May 1990), Dr. Kenneth Ouriel calls this book "well organized, well illustrated, and comprehensive" and concludes: "Mastery of this text will allow one to diagnose and treat upper extremity vascular problems in a logical and efficient manner, providing the patient with the best opportunity for successful management of these frequently disabling disorders."


H.I. Machleder.

Part I: The Vascular Examination.

1. The Initial Clinical Examination.

H.I. Machleder.

2. Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory Assessment.

D.S. Sumner.

3. Angiography in the Diagnosis and Management of Vascular Disorders of the Upper Extremity.

A.S. Gomes.


Part II: The Cumulative Trauma Disorders.

4. Introduction to Neurovascular Compression Syndromes at the Thoracic Outlet.

H.I. Machleder.

5. Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome.

H.I. Machleder.

6. Electrophysiological Evaluation of Patients with Cervicobrachial Pain Syndromes.

S.E. Jordan, H.I. Machleder.

7. Somatosensory Evoked Potentials in the Assessment of Upper Extremity Neurovascular Compression.

M.R. Nuwer.

8. Evaluation and Treatment of Repetitive Motion Disorders of the Upper Extremity in Office Workers and Musicians.

E.F. Pascarelli.

9. Arterial Compression at the Thoracic Outlet.

H.I. Machleder.

10. Venous Compression at the Thoracic Outlet.

H.I. Machleder.

11. Surgical Approaches to Primary and Recurrent Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndromes.

D.B. Ross.

12. The Management of Neuropathic Pain.

J.P. Schwartz, A. Belzberg.


Part III: Intrinsic and Aquired Disorders of the Upper Extremity Vessels.

13. Small Artery Disease of the Upper Extremity.

K. Williamson, J.M. Edwards, L.M. Taylor, G.J. Landry, J.M. Porter.

14. The Axillo-Subclavian and Brachial Arteries.

H.I. Machleder.

15. Hemangiomas an Vascular Malformation of the Upper Extremity.

P.E. Burrows, T. Laor.

16. Complications of Vascular Access in the Upper Extremity.

L.L. Powell, S.E. Wilson.


Part IV: Vascular Manifestations Systemic Disorders.

17. Upper Extremity manifestations of Systemic Vascular Disorders.

D.J. Klashman, S.C. Ng, D.H. Kono, H.E. Paulus.

18. Current Techniques in Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy.

S.S. Ahn, K.M. Ro, J.P. Johnson

"This book should be on the shelf of anyone interested in this area"

Journal of Vascular Surgery (review of the second edition)

"Within the scope of vascular surgery there is no comparable text. This is an authoritative book that deals exclusively with vascular disorders of the upper extremity. The book provides a single-source text for specific problems that is easy to read and understand. In addition, the textbook provides a thoughtful and studied approach into perplexing problems associated with cumulative trauma disorders and thoracic outlet compression. Thus, this book serves as a ready reference for a variety of physicians including vascular and general surgeons, as well as general internists and vascular medicine specialists.

"...highly recommended and well priced."

Annals of Vascular Surgery

"The 3rd edition of Vascular Disorders of the Upper Extremity is a portable size book that brings the reader up to date. A large majority of upper extremity problems encountered by the practicing vascular surgeon pose difficulties for two reasons: (1) patient volumes outside a referral center are minimal, and (2) the pathophysiology rarely involves atherosclerosis. Therefore, it is important for the practicing vascular surgeon to have a reasonable reference source to deal with these infrequent, but often complicated, cases."

Journal of Vascular Surgery

"I find this a timely and valuable contribution. In a crowded field of texts on circulatory disease, this focused, well written, beautifully illustrated, and comprehensively referenced work will be a useful addition to the library of clinicians caring for patients with upper extremity disorders."

Doody’s Review Service

"[Dr. Machleder’s] experience is evident in what he writes, and that translates into well-written, readable chapters.

"...this book would be of interest to the vascular surgeon, general surgeon and trainee in surgery. It serves as a useful review of various issues on the management of these often complex vascular problems. It would be a good book to have for most practising physicians who encounter patients with upper extremity vascular disorders."

Canadian Journal of Surgery