Chapter 24. Vascular Trauma

  1. Adam Brooks FRCS (Gen Surg), DMCC Consultant Senior Lecturer2,3,
  2. Bryan A. Cotton MD, MPH Associate Professor4,
  3. Lt Col Nigel Tai MS, FRCS (Gen Surg), RAMC Consultant Senior Lecturer3,5 and
  4. Col Peter F. Mahoney OBE, TD, MSc, FRCA, RAMC Defence Professor6
  1. Lt Col Nigel Tai MS, FRCS (Gen Surg), RAMC Consultant Senior Lecturer3,5 and
  2. Nora Brennan Specialist Registrar1

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch24

Emergency Surgery

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How to Cite

Tai, N. and Brennan, N. (2010) Vascular Trauma, in Emergency Surgery (eds A. Brooks, B. A. Cotton, N. Tai and P. F. Mahoney), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Major Trauma Pathway Lead, General Surgery Service Lead, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

  2. 3

    Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Surgery and the Center for Translational Injury Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  4. 5

    Defence Medical Services, Trauma Clinical Academic Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

  5. 6

    RCDM Birmingham Research, Park Vincent Drive, Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

  2. 3

    Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK

  3. 5

    Defence Medical Services, Trauma Clinical Academic Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 31 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170253

Online ISBN: 9781444315172

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Keywords:

  • vascular trauma;
  • vascular trauma, constituting urgent threat to life and limb;
  • management of patients - around primary survey of airway, breathing and circulation;
  • emergency department assessment and management;
  • mechanisms, injury patterns and sequelae;
  • ED decision making - investigate or operate;
  • initial key steps in cervical vascular trauma;
  • definitive repair - key operative steps and points of considerations in vascular repair;
  • management of late presentations of vascular trauma;
  • arteriovenous (AV) fistulae - penetrating trauma, from simultaneous partial laceration to vein and artery

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mechanisms, injury patterns and sequelae

  • Emergency department assessment and management

  • Further investigation

  • Operative management

  • Postoperative management

  • Management of late presentations of vascular trauma

  • Summary

  • Further reading