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 2019 , Vol 28 , Issue 3
Our surgical experiences on vascular injuries in Afrin Olive Branch operation
İbrahim Murat Özgüler1, Hayri Atlı2, Ahmet Turhan Kılıç2, Gökalp Güzel3, Taylan Özgür Köşker3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fırat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bursa State Hospital, Bursa, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gaziantep Dr. Ersin Arslan Training and Research Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2019.418 Objectives: In this study, we present our surgical experiences on vascular injuries during the Afrin Olive Branch operation of Turkey.

Patients and methods: Between February 2018 and May 2018, a total of 37 traumatized patients (36 males, 1 females; mean age 26.8 years; range, 17 to 55 years) with vascular injuries who were treated by cardiovascular surgeons during the Afrin Olive Branch operation were included in this study.

Results: A total of 37 patients underwent 46 vascular surgical procedures. There were no surgery-related mortalities during follow-up. Twenty patients (54%) were discharged and 17 patients (46%) were transferred to an external center in the postoperative early period.

Conclusion: Based on our experiences, we suggest that major arterial injuries should be repaired rather than direct amputation, and the saphenous vein must be used for bypass or interposition, where applicable. Keywords : Surgery, vascular injury, war