Management of Combat Vascular Injuries Using Modern Imaging: Are We Getting Better?

@inproceedings{Nitecki2013ManagementOC,
  title={Management of Combat Vascular Injuries Using Modern Imaging: Are We Getting Better?},
  author={Samy S. Nitecki and Tony Karram and Amos Ofer and A. Engel and Aaron Hoffman},
  booktitle={Emergency medicine international},
  year={2013}
}
Background. Vascular injuries often result in life threatening hemorrhage or limb loss. When they present with a single entry or exit wound, surgery is immediately indicated. With multiple injuries, however, imaging such as CTA is necessary for diagnosis and choice of treatment. Methods. For all combat-related vascular cases admitted to our medical center during the Lebanon wars in 1982 and 2006, we compiled and compared presenting signs and symptoms, means of diagnosis, treatments, and results… CONTINUE READING