Not all arterial injuries are fully manifest on initial presentation clinically. Initial damage may be minor enough not to result in disruptive lacerations. Such examples are seen in shotgun injuries of the neck. One or two pellets may partially bruise the arterial wall. With the passage of time, the force of pulsatility may aggravate this damage and the wall may eventually rupture, producing haemorrhage, dissection or an aneurysm.
KeywordsCatheter Rubber Heparin Tuberculosis Explosive
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