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Unstable Patients With Retroperitoneal Vascular Trauma: An Endovascular Approach.
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PMID:  21183313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: In hemodynamically unstable patients, the management of retroperitoneal vascular trauma is both difficult and challenging. Endovascular techniques have become an alternative to surgery in several trauma centers. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2006, 16 patients (nine men, mean age: 46 years, range: 19-79 years) with retroperitoneal vascular trauma and hemodynamic instability were treated using an endovascular approach. The mean injury severity score was 30.7 ± 13.1. Mean systolic blood pressure and the shock index were 74 mm Hg and 1.9, respectively. Vasopressor drugs were required in 68.7% of cases (n = 11). Injuries were attributable to road traffic accidents (n = 15) and falls (n = 1). The hemorrhage sites included the internal iliac artery or its branches (n = 12) with bilateral injury in one case, renal artery (n = 2), abdominal aorta (n = 1), and lumbar artery (n = 1). RESULTS: In all, 14 coil embolizations and three stent-grafts were implanted. The technical success rate was 75%, as early re-embolization was necessary in one case and three patients died during the perioperative period. Six patients died during the period of hospitalization (37.5%). No surgical conversion or major morbidity was reported. CONCLUSION: In comparison with particulates, coil ± stent-graft may provide similar efficacy with regard to survival, and thus may be a valuable solution when particulate embolization is not available or feasible.
Mourad Boufi; Sébastien Bordon; Bianca Dona; Olivier Hartung; Anthony Sarran; Sébastien Nadeau; Charlotte Maurin; Yves S Alimi
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
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Created Date:  2010-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Vascular Surgery, University Hospital Nord, Marseille, France.
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