MANAGEMENT OF VASCULAR INJURIES OF THE EXTREMITIES - 115 CASES


KURTOGLU M., ERTEKIN C., BULUT T. , BELGERDEN S., GENC F.

INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY, cilt.10, sa.2, ss.95-99, 1991 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1991
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.95-99

Özet

In between the years 1984-1989, 115 peripheral arterial injuries were admitted to the Emergency Surgical Unit of Istanbul Medical Faculty. Seventy-two patients (62%) had upper extremity and 43 patinets (38%) had lower extremity vascular injuries. Twenty-eight of these cases (24%) were due to blunt trauma, angiographic studies were obtained in 26 patients. There were 9.5% mortality and 7% amputation rate. We conclude that arterial injuries deserves early recognition, rapid fixation of osseous injuries, wide debridement, fasciotomy in blunt injuries and proper antimicrobial therapy.