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Endovascular therapy for the treatment of arterial trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14770245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several factors may limit the success of conventional operative therapy for traumatic arterial injuries. In particular, the inaccessibility of the vascular lesion, anatomic distortion, and the inherent problems associated with operating in a traumatized and often contaminated field are among these limiting factors. As a result, endovascular therapy has emerged as an important potential alternative. This paper focuses on the application of endovascular therapy to the trauma patient, based on our experience and those previously published by other groups. Injuries to the carotid, femoral, axillary/subclavian and iliac arteries, as well as to the abdominal and thoracic aorta, have been successfully managed by stent-grafting. Despite the potential benefits of this mode of therapy, its long-term utility will depend on our ability to overcome certain limitations associated with the technique, and on careful patient selection.
Claudie S McArthur; Michael L Marin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-10     Completed Date:  2004-03-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Box 1273, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One East 100th Street, New York, NY 10029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / injuries
Arteries / injuries*
Axillary Artery / injuries
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Carotid Artery Injuries / surgery
Femoral Artery / injuries
Iliac Artery / injuries

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