Traumatic thigh AV fistula leading to aneurysmal changes in aorta and iliac arteries

January 31, 2024

Abstract Penetrating traumatic arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) have the tendency to be clinically silent for many years and could be misdiagnosed as deep venous thrombosis (DVT) on initial presentation. A 52-year-old male underwent a duplex scan to evaluate swelling of the limb, which detected an AVF in the thigh. He was stabbed in the lateral aspect…

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Intraoperative management of REBOA: experiences and lessons learned from the London Trauma Network – 10 points for consideration

November 21, 2022

Introduction Trauma accounts for a significant proportion of annual worldwide mortality, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimating that 5 million people died following injury in the year 2000, accounting for 9% of total global annual mortality.1 In the same year, 12% of the global burden of disease occurred following injury.1 Traumatic vascular injuries are…

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