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 2007 , Vol 16 , Issue 3
VASCULAR INJURIES IN PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT AGES
Muzaffer BAHCİVAN1, Hasan Tahsin KEÇELİGİL1, Hakan KARAMUSTAFA1, Onur DOYURGAN1, Mustafa Kemal DEMİRAĞ1, Mehmet Kamil GÖL1, Ferflat KOLBAKIR1
1Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi AD, Samsun Background: We evaluated the traumatic pediatric and adolescent vascular injuries and discussed the surgical treatment methods.

Material and Method: Between 1984 and 2007, a total of 89 pediatric patients (70 males, 19 females; mean age 12.7 years; range 1-18 years) who admitted with traumatic vascular injuries were evaluated retrospectively. Arterial trauma was detected 35 cases in the upper extremity, 54 cases in the lower extremity. The causes of trauma were blunt with 16 patients, penetran with 72 cases and burn with 1 patient.

Results: 102 surgical procedures were performed. The most surgical procedure that was done for 30 cases were otogen saphein vein graft interposition. Primer repair was used for 28 cases and synthetic graft for 5 patients. The average discharge time was 4.5 days. 80 patients were discharged without any complications, 9 patients underwent amputation. No mortality was seen.

Conclusion: Early diagnosis and treatment methods help us to reach adult surgical success rate for pediatric vascular injuries. (Turkish J Vasc Sur 2007;16(3):19-24). Keywords : Pediatric vascular injury, surgical treatment

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