Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 1996 , Vol 5 , Issue 1
The management of noniatrogenic pediatric vascular injuries
Korhan TAVİLOGLU, Kayıhan GÜNAY, Alper ÇALIŞ, Cengiz DİBEKOGLU, Cemalettin ERTEKİN, Mehmet KURTOĞLU
Forty children with noniatrogenic vascular trauma, underwent surgery among 1984 and 1994. AII ch ildren we­ re evaluated with the Pediatric Trauma Score (PTS). The PTS was < 8 in 67.5 %, and > 8 in 32.5 % of the pati­ ents, with a mean of 7.05. Popliteal (30 %), and brachial arteries (27.5 %) were mostly injured. The surgical pro­ cedures were: saphenous vein graft (65 %), end-to-end anastomosis (20 %), and lateral suture (15 %). Morbiciity and mortality were both 20 %. in conclusion, PTS plays a significant role in the evaluation of pediatric vascular trauma, and with a PTS < 8, amp u_tation and mortality rates are considerably increased . Keywords :