Torso vascular trauma at an urban level-I trauma center

Christopher J. Dente*, David V. Feliciano

*Corresponding author for this work

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Injuries to the great vessels of the torso are commonly seen and managed in busy urban trauma centers. This same injury complex is rarely seen in military conflicts, likely because of the high kinetic energy of weapons causing the wounds seen in this setting. Although most of the great advancements in trauma surgery over the past century have generally resulted from our wartime experience, civilian centers have contributed greatly to the understanding and management of torso vascular injuries. This article reviews the presentation and management of injuries to the great vessels of the torso from major penetrating and blunt trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-46
Number of pages11
JournalPerspectives in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • abdomen
  • neck
  • thorax
  • vascular trauma


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