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Retrospective assessment of vascular injuries: 23 years of experience.
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PMID:  15658911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To analyze the operation methods, injury etiologies and localizations, post-operative complications and the reasons for mortality in patients who were admitted for peripheral vascular injuries to our clinics. METHODS: From January 1979 to February 2002, 410 patients were operated for peripheral vascular injuries. Three hundred and one of the patients were male (73.5%) and 109 of them were female (26.5%), and their ages ranged between 1-88 (mean 35.5 years). RESULTS: The most common etiological reason was firearm injuries in 163 patients (39.8%). The most common injured artery was the brachial artery (83 patients, 22.5%) among a total of 369 patients whereas the most commonly injured vein was the common femoral vein (60 patients, 23.4%) in a total of 256 patients. Isolated venous injuries were encountered in 41 patients whereas isolated arterial injuries were detected in 154 patients (37.5%). Hospital admission duration of the patients after trauma was approximately 3 hours. CONCLUSION: The extremity-salvage rate in the group was 92.3%. The hospital stay period of the patients was 21.8 days. The mortality rate was 2.6% (11 patients).
Erkan Iriz; Fersat Kolbakir; Atilla Sarac; Haci Akar; Hasan Tahsin Keçeligil; Mustafa Kemal Demirağ
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1341-1098     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-20     Completed Date:  2006-08-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
From Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Blood Vessels / injuries*
Brachial Artery / injuries
Child, Preschool
Collateral Circulation
Compartment Syndromes / diagnosis
Extremities / blood supply*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Femoral Vein / injuries
Middle Aged
Patient Admission
Peripheral Vascular Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  surgery
Retrospective Studies
Survival Analysis
Treatment Outcome
Turkey / epidemiology
Ultrasonography, Doppler
Vascular Surgical Procedures*

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