Extracranial Cerebrovascular Trauma

  • Emily Reardon
  • J. Devin B. Watson
  • Melanie Hoehn
  • Rajabrata Sarkar


Injuries to the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries continually challenge the trauma surgeons’ and vascular trauma surgeons’ clinical acumen and technical abilities. Additionally, the complexity of these injuries challenges\systems of care as often multiple specialties are involved in the expeditious and coordinated mobilization of resources. This chapter reviews the epidemiology, contemporary treatment algorithms, and management of blunt and penetrating cerebrovascular injuries both non-operative and operative strategies with open and endovascular techniques.


Blunt cerebrovascular injury Penetrating carotid artery injury Traumatic vertebral artery injury Endovascular management of trauma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emily Reardon
    • 1
  • J. Devin B. Watson
    • 2
  • Melanie Hoehn
    • 1
  • Rajabrata Sarkar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular SurgeryUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryDavid Grant Medical CenterTravis AFBUSA

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