Endovascular Treatments in the Field
The use of endovascular techniques to treat traumatic vascular injuries was first reported by Marin et al in 1993. In this report, seven vascular injuries to the superficial femoral artery or subclavian arteries were treated using transluminally placed covered stents. These grafts were successfully inserted percutaneously or through open arteriotomies that were remote from the site of vascular trauma. Endovascular treatment of these traumatic injuries resulted in decreased blood loss, reduced requirements for anesthesia, and limited need for extensive dissection in the traumatized field.
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