Abdominal vascular injuries

R. J. Mullins, R. Huckfeldt, D. D. Trunkey

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    Injuries to major abdominal arteries and veins frequently are associated with exsanguinating hemorrhage and visceral ischemia. Expeditious management is the key to survival and good outcome. Knowledge of anatomic relationships between viscera and vessels forms the basis for directed dissection, optimal exposure, and lasting repair of vessels. Although penetrating mechanism of injury remains the most common cause of these injuries, trauma surgeons must be familiar with patterns of blunt trauma-mediated injury to avoid the devastating consequences of delayed management.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)813-832
    Number of pages20
    JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery

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