Alternatives in the management of penetrating injuries to the iliac vessels.

  title={Alternatives in the management of penetrating injuries to the iliac vessels.},
  author={Eddy H. Carrillo and David A. Spain and Mark A Wilson and Frank B Miller and James David Richardson},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={1024-9; discussion 1029-30}
BACKGROUND The high mortality and morbidity rates after iliac vessel injuries remain a challenging problem for trauma surgeons. Several controversial issues surround the management of iliac vessel injuries, including the value of abbreviated laparotomy, the role of extra-anatomic bypass reconstruction (EABR), the use of vascular prostheses in the presence of contamination, and the need and timing for fasciotomy. METHODS Retrospective review of the records of patients who sustained an injury… CONTINUE READING
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