Vascular Injury

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Abstract

While trauma is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population, most pediatric trauma is the result of blunt force, with a predominance of head and truncal injuries. Vascular injuries are quite uncommon and therefore management is less well defined. Even in busy pediatric trauma centers, vascular injuries account for fewer than 1% of total hospital admissions, and therefore individual experience with these injuries is limited, largely abstracted from the adult literature, and often multi-disciplinary.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA

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