The term vascular trauma refers to injury to a blood vessel an artery which carries blood to an extremity or an organ or a vein which returns blood to the heart vascular surgeons categorize these injuries by the type of trauma that caused them blunt or penetrating injury. Vascular injury in trauma the vascular system is made up of vessels that carry blood throughout the body arteries and veins carry this blood to and from the heart and carry oxygen to all parts of the body in this type of injury there is damage to blood vessels as they are torn or cut by piercing or crushing injuries such as. Welcome estars mission statement the vision of the endovascular skills for trauma and resuscitative surgery estars working group is to advance the effective research development and application of endovascular technologies for use in the setting of trauma and resuscitative surgery assure that the management of vascular injury is a . Discussion blunt thoracic vascular injury remains highly lethal with most victims dying prior to reaching a hospital those arriving in extremis require immediate intervention which may include treatment of other associated life threatening injuries. Reasons for diagnostic studies o prevent unnecessary operation suspicion of injury role of diagnostic studies causes o penetrating wounds gunshot stab or shotgun management of peripheral vascular trauma david v feliciano md facs adjacent to major artery management adjuvant techniques for
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