This atlas is a photographic representation of the author's experience gained from more than 2,600 reconstructive vascular operations. Van Dongen notes that in vascular surgery there is no fixed method of choice and that variation is the rule. This is demonstrated quite well as he presents the most common patterns of arterial reconstruction.
The procedures are depicted as preoperative arteriograms, operation, and postoperative arteriograms. Some of the operative procedures are depicted in photographs while others are drawings or overdrawn arteriograms. Procedures represented include prostheses and autogenous veins for replacement, by-pass and patch grafts, plus endarterectomy and some use of autogenous arteries.
The first 14 chapters deal with occlusive and degenerative vascular disease. The last chapter is reserved for traumatic and iatrogenic lesions. The book is arranged conveniently as an atlas with most of the plates on one page and attending description and remarks on the opposing page. While this atlas