EARLIEST ATTEMPTS AT SURGICAL TREATMENT OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA WITH THE METHOD OF PULMONARY AUTOGRAFTS
NAVAL MEDICAL SCHOOL BETHESDA MD BETHESDA United States
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The proposed surgical interventions for bronchial asthma are focused in denervation of the lungs. However, denervation after such operations is partial and cannot completely break the arc of pathological reflex. Apparently, this can only be achieved with the method of lung autografts. Experiments on dogs showed that unilateral and bilateral autografts of lungs are technically feasible, do not essentially reflect on vital activities of the organism, and involve no marked physiological or morphological changes in the transplanted lung. Brief excerpts are presented from the clinical histories of several patients on whom lung autografts were performed.
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