Peripheral Vascular Trauma — A Review of 50 Cases.
AbstractVascular trauma has become a common surgical emergency now a days. Early identification, prompt resuscitation and effective vascular repair are the mainstays in the limb salvage approach to these injuries. A review of 50 cases of vascular trauma cases parting from 1995 to 1997 in surgical emergencies of Mayo Hospital, Lahore. Fifty patients with peripheral arterial trauma were included out of which 14(28%) were blunt injuries and 36(72%) were penetrating injuries. Firearm penetrating injuries were the commonest 29(83%). End-to-end anastomosis was the most common procedure employed for repair of vascular injuries 17(34%). Failure rate in our series was 3(6%) resulting in limb loss.
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