Vertebral artery injury--diagnosis and management.

  title={Vertebral artery injury--diagnosis and management.},
  author={Paul J. Golueke and Salvatore J. A. Sclafani and T F Phillips and Arnold S Goldstein and Thomas M. Scalea and Angela Duncan},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={27 8},
The literature on vascular trauma contains little information on the management of vertebral artery injuries. We have reviewed our experience consisting of 23 patients with vertebral artery injuries caused by 19 gunshot wounds, two stab wounds, one shotgun wound, and one blunt injury. Twelve patients sustained unilateral vertebral artery thrombosis, seven patients had vertebral AV fistulae (three jugular vein, four vertebral vein) and four patients sustained mural injury without thrombosis. Six… CONTINUE READING


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