Vascular Injuries in Polytrauma Patients

The highest goal in damage-control surgery is to stop the bleeding. Major injuries to the vessels, therefore, pose one of the greatest challenges in the damage-control approach. Vascular injuries of the torso are an immediate threat to the life of the victim, whereas vascular injuries to the extremities threaten the preservation of the limb.


Vertebral Artery Superior Mesenteric Artery Vascular Injury Fibrin Sealant Azygos Vein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Department of Vascular SurgeryUniversity Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht University HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands

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