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Trauma Surgery: Vascular Emergencies

Chapter

Abstract

Arterial and venous injuries present a major challenge to all surgeons. Vascular trauma may be caused by penetrating, blunt or iatrogenic injuries. These injuries are often associated with a high risk of mortality and morbidity.

A systematic approach to the assessment, investigation and management of these injuries is vital to obtain the best possible outcome.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryThe Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodville SouthAustralia

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