2017, Number 1
Rev Cub Med Mil 2017; 46 (1)
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: The adequate management of vascular trauma is one of the most difficult aspects in polytraumatized patient care. Peripheral vessel lesions have the potential to cause morbidity and mortality if they are not diagnosed or treated immediately.
Objective: To describe the experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular lesions, based on the characteristics of the patients for the knowledge improvement of medical care.
Results: 46 patients with 57 vascular lesions were treated, all men younger than 45 years. 52.6 % of lesions were located in the lower limbs, and the superficial femoral artery was the most damaged, with 19.2 % of the total. The limb was preserved in 95.7 % of patients treated.
Conclusions: Men younger than 45 years and gunshot wounded were more affected, as were vessels of lower limbs with little difference from those of upper limbs.