The writers have reviewed thirteen cases of contusive trauma of the popliteal artery which came under their observation. The incidence of such lesions in arterial trauma is 22 per cent. The limb was saved in 76 per cent; but the result was only functionally good in only 46 per cent. The fundamental factors for successful revascularization are early diagnosis and precise technique. The operation of choice is a by-pass using the saphenous vein from the contralateral limb; this "jumps" right over the focus of arterial contusion.
|Titolo:||Contusive trauma of the popliteal artery|
SETTEMBRINI, PIERGIORGIO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||Contusions ; Humans ; Adult ; Popliteal Artery; Middle Aged ; Child ; Adolescent ; Saphenous Vein ; Male ; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
Settore MED/22 - Chirurgia Vascolare
|Data di pubblicazione:||giu-1982|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|