Penetrating carotid arterial trauma

F. T. Padberg, R. W. Hobson, R. A. Yeager, T. G. Lynch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Injury to the carotid arteries from penetrating occurred in 15 patients during a recent 4-year interval. Fourteen of the injuries involved the common and/or internal carotid arteries, while one isolated external carotid injury was also encountered. Gunshot wounds accounted for eight injuries (53%) and sharp-edged instruments for seven injuries (47%). Surgical management included six ligations and nine vascular repairs. Neurologic status was normal on admission in eight patients, all of whom did well. Seven patients had preoperative neurological deficits; all three mortalities occurred in these patients. Identification of a preoperative deficit is significant because it conferred a guarded prognosis. However, hypotension and even circulatory arrest did not preclude recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-282
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume50
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

Fingerprint

Wounds and Injuries
Carotid Artery Injuries
Needlestick Injuries
Gunshot Wounds
Common Carotid Artery
Internal Carotid Artery
Hypotension
Nervous System
Ligation
Blood Vessels
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Cite this

Padberg, F. T., Hobson, R. W., Yeager, R. A., & Lynch, T. G. (1984). Penetrating carotid arterial trauma. American Surgeon, 50(5), 277-282.

Penetrating carotid arterial trauma. / Padberg, F. T.; Hobson, R. W.; Yeager, R. A.; Lynch, T. G.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 50, No. 5, 01.01.1984, p. 277-282.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Padberg, FT, Hobson, RW, Yeager, RA & Lynch, TG 1984, 'Penetrating carotid arterial trauma', American Surgeon, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 277-282.
Padberg FT, Hobson RW, Yeager RA, Lynch TG. Penetrating carotid arterial trauma. American Surgeon. 1984 Jan 1;50(5):277-282.
Padberg, F. T. ; Hobson, R. W. ; Yeager, R. A. ; Lynch, T. G. / Penetrating carotid arterial trauma. In: American Surgeon. 1984 ; Vol. 50, No. 5. pp. 277-282.
@article{cfd58a4dc631483ab3e47360f5686604,
title = "Penetrating carotid arterial trauma",
abstract = "Injury to the carotid arteries from penetrating occurred in 15 patients during a recent 4-year interval. Fourteen of the injuries involved the common and/or internal carotid arteries, while one isolated external carotid injury was also encountered. Gunshot wounds accounted for eight injuries (53{\%}) and sharp-edged instruments for seven injuries (47{\%}). Surgical management included six ligations and nine vascular repairs. Neurologic status was normal on admission in eight patients, all of whom did well. Seven patients had preoperative neurological deficits; all three mortalities occurred in these patients. Identification of a preoperative deficit is significant because it conferred a guarded prognosis. However, hypotension and even circulatory arrest did not preclude recovery.",
author = "Padberg, {F. T.} and Hobson, {R. W.} and Yeager, {R. A.} and Lynch, {T. G.}",
year = "1984",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "50",
pages = "277--282",
journal = "The American surgeon",
issn = "0003-1348",
publisher = "Southeastern Surgical Congress",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Penetrating carotid arterial trauma

AU - Padberg, F. T.

AU - Hobson, R. W.

AU - Yeager, R. A.

AU - Lynch, T. G.

PY - 1984/1/1

Y1 - 1984/1/1

N2 - Injury to the carotid arteries from penetrating occurred in 15 patients during a recent 4-year interval. Fourteen of the injuries involved the common and/or internal carotid arteries, while one isolated external carotid injury was also encountered. Gunshot wounds accounted for eight injuries (53%) and sharp-edged instruments for seven injuries (47%). Surgical management included six ligations and nine vascular repairs. Neurologic status was normal on admission in eight patients, all of whom did well. Seven patients had preoperative neurological deficits; all three mortalities occurred in these patients. Identification of a preoperative deficit is significant because it conferred a guarded prognosis. However, hypotension and even circulatory arrest did not preclude recovery.

AB - Injury to the carotid arteries from penetrating occurred in 15 patients during a recent 4-year interval. Fourteen of the injuries involved the common and/or internal carotid arteries, while one isolated external carotid injury was also encountered. Gunshot wounds accounted for eight injuries (53%) and sharp-edged instruments for seven injuries (47%). Surgical management included six ligations and nine vascular repairs. Neurologic status was normal on admission in eight patients, all of whom did well. Seven patients had preoperative neurological deficits; all three mortalities occurred in these patients. Identification of a preoperative deficit is significant because it conferred a guarded prognosis. However, hypotension and even circulatory arrest did not preclude recovery.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0021269026&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0021269026&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 6721292

AN - SCOPUS:0021269026

VL - 50

SP - 277

EP - 282

JO - The American surgeon

JF - The American surgeon

SN - 0003-1348

IS - 5

ER -