De la ligature des vaisseaux comme moyen de traitement de l'éléphantiasis des Arabes.

Demarquay, Jean-Nicolas, 1811–1875.

Journal : Revue médico-photographique des hôpitaux de Paris ; vol. vi.

Paris : Adrien Delahaye, 1874.

Description : 121–125 p., [1 l.] pl. ; ill.: 1 photo. ; 23.5 cm.

Photograph : albumen mounted to printed leaf, view of the lower extremities of a 38 year-old female.

Subject : Leg — Lymphatic disorders ; Elephantiasis.

Notes :

Demarquay's 1863 discovery of embryonic microfilariae in a hydrocele, led to the association of parasites with lymphatic disorders. This report is a follow up of a patient treated for her elephantiasis by the surgeon Félix-Adolphe Richard (1822-1878) of Hopital Cochin, who ligated the woman's femoral artery in 1864. The case was widely published as a success, but ten years later, Demarquay found no beneficial change in the dimensions of the patient's leg and he censured Richard's procedure.

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