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Trauma to the proximal superior mesenteric artery: a case report and review of the literature.
Journal of Vascular Surgery (1992)
  • William A. Bourland, Boise State University
  • J. Kispert
  • G. Hyde
  • A. Kazmers
Abstract

Visceral arterial injuries account for a small but important portion of major abdominal vascular trauma. A case of proximal superior mesenteric artery trauma is presented. The advantages and drawbacks of the surgical approaches to these injuries are discussed. On the basis of a review of the literature describing the management of these injuries, ligation of the proximal superior mesenteric artery for trauma cannot be recommended. Prompt surgical intervention with revascularization offers the best chance for the survival of these critically injured patients.

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Publication Date
1992
Publisher Statement
© 1992 Society for Vascular Surgery and the North American Chapter, International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Citation Information
William A. Bourland, J. Kispert, G. Hyde and A. Kazmers. "Trauma to the proximal superior mesenteric artery: a case report and review of the literature." Journal of Vascular Surgery Vol. 15 Iss. 4 (1992)
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