Vascular Trauma—Open or Endovascular

  • Jigarkumar A. PatelEmail author
  • Todd E. Rasmussen
Vascular Trauma (C Cribari, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Vascular Trauma


Purpose of Review

This review discusses the trends in management of vascular trauma comparing open management with endovascular strategies.

Recent Findings

Endovascular vascular approaches to vascular trauma has evolved significantly in the past several decades, providing an option for reduced morbidity and mortality in the carefully selected trauma patient. While open surgery is a critical skill to maintain, there are strategies more than ever before that can be applied to a hemorrhaging trauma patient which include stent-graft placement, the use of temporary vascular shunts, and vascular balloon occlusion.


Vascular trauma management has evolved over the last several decades, introducing promising endovascular treatment strategies, particularly in junctional and torso hemorrhage.


Vascular trauma Endovascular surgery Blunt Penetrating Limb ischemia and hemorrhagic shock 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

Dr. Patel has nothing to disclose. Dr. Rasmussen has patents for REBOA and REBOA-related technologies but has no financial conflicts to disclose.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

All reported studies/experiments with human or animal subjects performed by the authors were performed in accordance with all applicable ethical standards (including the Helsinki declaration and its amendments, institutional/national research committee standards, and international/national/institutional guidelines).


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences & the Walter Reed National Military Medical CenterBethesdaUSA

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