Penetrating injuries of the neck and the increasing role of CTA

  title={Penetrating injuries of the neck and the increasing role of CTA},
  author={Felipe M{\'u}nera and Jorge A. Soto and Diego N{\'u}{\~n}ez},
  journal={Emergency Radiology},
Vascular injuries of the neck are most frequently the result of penetrating trauma. Diagnostic evaluation of hemodynamically stable patients who have suffered penetrating neck wounds is challenging and remains controversial. In order to reduce morbidity and mortality, prompt diagnosis and subsequent treatment of these injuries is critical. Traditionally, these patients undergo direct contrast angiography. However, this technique has limitations including its invasive nature and potential… CONTINUE READING
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