CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-125

Complex vascular injury in a case of multiple gunshot wounds in a combat zone


1 Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Military Hospital, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Reconstructive Surgery, Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Vivek Agrawal
Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijves.ijves_67_17

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Abdominal vascular injuries are the most common cause of early death after penetrating abdominal trauma if especially associated with a chest injury and fracture of long bones. The surgical exposure and associated intraabdominal injuries may challenge the skills and judgment of even the most experienced surgeons. Rapid transportation to a trauma center, early recognition of injuries, damage control resuscitation, and early surgical intervention are critical for patient's survival.


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