Operative exposure and management of axillary vessel injuries

F. N. Mazzini, T. Vu, S. Prichayudh, J. D. Sciarretta, J. Chandler, H. Lieberman, C. Marini, J. A. Asensio

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Abstract

Introduction: Axillary vessel injuries are uncommon and challenging injuries encountered by trauma surgeons. Proximity of this vessel to other adjacent veins including the axillary vein, brachial plexus and the osseous structures of the shoulder and upper arm account for a large number of associated injuries. Materials and methods: Systematic review of the literature, with emphasis on the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of these injuries, incorporating the authors' experience. Conclusions: Although uncommon, axillary arterial injuries can result in significant morbidity, limb loss and mortality. Early diagnosis and timely repair of the artery leads to good outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-457
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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    Mazzini, F. N., Vu, T., Prichayudh, S., Sciarretta, J. D., Chandler, J., Lieberman, H., Marini, C., & Asensio, J. A. (2011). Operative exposure and management of axillary vessel injuries. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 37(5), 451-457. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-011-0134-1