Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 1995 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
Peripheral Vascular Jnjury: A Report 221 Cases
H. Tahsin KEÇELİGİL1, Ali ARIKAN1, Ferşat KOLBAKIR1, Turan KEYİK1, M. Kamuran ERK1
1Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Samsun Surgery tor peripheral vascular trauma differs from other vascular surgery in a lot of ways. The peripheral vascular trauma patient presents with marked physiologic derangements, is eften hypothermic, hypovolemic, hypoxemic and acidotic. Currently, the two leading causes of peripheral vascular injury are traffic accidents and urban violence. in nur clinic, 221 patients with peripheral vascular injury were seen between 1979-1994. Vascular injuries were most com­ monly seen in the extremities. The most common arterial injuries occured in the brachial artery (43 patients), while the mest common venous injuries occured in the common femoral vein (30 patients). Arterial injuries were treated by inser­ tion of saphenous vein graft (46.15 %). end-to-end anastomosis (29.41 %), lateral arteriorhaphy (14.47 %), ligation (6.33 %),_and insertion of PTFE (polyteterafluoroenthylene) graft (3.,61 %). Venous injuries were treated by insertion of saphenous vein graft (31.93 %), ligation (26.89 %), lateral venorrhaphy (21 %) and end-to-end anastomosis (20.16 %). Keywords :