ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Overview of Treatment Methods in Peripheral Major Vascular Injuries: A Retrospective Study [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 452-456 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.02800

Overview of Treatment Methods in Peripheral Major Vascular Injuries: A Retrospective Study

Rıfat Özmen1, Muhammet Bozgüney2, Tamer Eroğlu3, Ali İhsan Tekin2, Aydın Tuncay1, Deniz Elcik4
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kayseri Training and Reserch Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ömer Halis Demir University Faculty of Medicine Niğde, Turkey
4Department of Cardiology, Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey

Objective: Vascular injuries are observed in 0.2–4% of all traumas and can be life-threatening or difficult when not properly treated. In this study, we aimed to present our experience in the treated vascular injury cases.
Materials and Methods: This retrospective and descriptive study covered the period between May 2014 and December 2018. Medical records of patients with vascular injuries were evaluated concerning demographic and trauma-related parameters.
Results: In this study, 73.1% of 93 patients were male, and the average age was 27.44±6.70 years. In the majority of the patients, it was observed that vascular injuries occurred as a result of penetrating traumas, and mainly radial and superficial femoral arteries were affected. Nerve injuries were found to be accompanied in 16.1% of the patients. The concomitant nerve injuries were also present in 16.1% of the patients. End-to-end anastomosis was used in 73.3% of the injuries. Mortality and amputation rates were 1.1% and 3.2%, respectively.
Conclusion: Demographic and clinical parameters in vascular injury cases were found to be compatible with the previous studies. By collecting the correct data obtained from this study and the other studies, the medical needs of patients with vascular injuries could be better evaluated and clinical services could be planned in advance by conducting a medical approach accordingly.

Keywords: Artery, vein, vascular injuries, vascular trauma, amputation.

Rıfat Özmen, Muhammet Bozgüney, Tamer Eroğlu, Ali İhsan Tekin, Aydın Tuncay, Deniz Elcik. Overview of Treatment Methods in Peripheral Major Vascular Injuries: A Retrospective Study. Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 452-456

Corresponding Author: Deniz Elcik, Türkiye
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