The text is the first of six volumes in a series entitled Wylie's Atlas of Vascular Surgery. The concept is based on extending the insights and methods detailed by Edwin J. Wylie, MD, in his Manual of Vascular Surgery, which evolved over four decades of surgical treatment of vascular patients at the University of California, San Francisco. This volume will be supplemented by additional volumes on Basic Considerations and Techniques, Extracranial Vascular Disease, Diseases of the Abdominal Aorta and Its Branches, Extremity Vascular Disease, and Venous and Miscellaneous Vascular Problems. In this format, the book was written to be a complete independent work, as well as a complement to the future volumes, and thus should be considered from both perspectives.
As an independent work, the volume is carefully conceived to address the treatment of complications of vascular reconstructions that require reoperation. It is expertly illustrated with a combination of angiograms,