Penetrating injuries to the iliac arteries.

  title={Penetrating injuries to the iliac arteries.},
  author={Kenneth L. Mattox and John Rea and Coyness L. Ennix and Arthur C. Beall and Michael E Debakey},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={136 6},
Despite advances in the management of traumatic truncal and peripheral vascular injuries, penetrating trauma to the iliac arteries carries a high mortality. Among more than 600 patients with arterial trauma seen at the Ben Taub General Hospital between January 1958 and December 1977, eighty-three had penetrating injury to the iliac arteries. Thirty-two patients (39 per cent) died within thirty days of injury, none of these dying within 48 hours of injury. Injuries were managed by resection and… CONTINUE READING