Blunt femoropopliteal trauma in a child: is stenting a good option?

@article{Angiletta2006BluntFT,
  title={Blunt femoropopliteal trauma in a child: is stenting a good option?},
  author={Domenico Angiletta and Giovanni Impedovo and Federico Pestrichella and Vincenzo Marotta and Francesco Perilli and Guido Regina},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={201-4; discussion 205}
}
Vascular injuries resulting from blunt trauma are uncommon in the pediatric age. In children, there are particular factors that should be taken into account when vascular traumatic lesions are treated: small vessel size or vessel spasm, a higher risk of infection, a tendency for restenosis, and rapid body growth. The endovascular procedure is a minimally invasive, quick technique that restores blood flow immediately. The stent's fate is the Achille's heel of this technique; this is the reason… CONTINUE READING