Surgical management of thrombosed arteries in recent years has become of interest to general surgeons and vascular surgeons alike. No attempt will be made to discuss the operative problem as it is far too complicated to come within the scope of this paper.
More than two years ago, at the request of Dr. W. J. Merle Scott, work was begun on instruments which would facilitate the operative technique and shorten operative time. The arterial corers * presented have been developed by trial and error over this period.
A set of four corers has been made up in diameters ranging from 6 mm. to 1 cm. The length is 19 cm.The operative end of the corers is an adaptation of the old-fashioned apple corer as can be seen in the accompanying Figure. The edges of the coring blades are reasonably sharp, but not knifelike, so as to follow the