Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259
Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2015 , Vol 24 , Issue 1
Repair of Popliteal Artery and Vein Penetrating Injury Using Posterior Approach: Case Report
Aslıhan KÜÇÜKER,Fethi SAĞLAM,Levent ÇETİN,Mete HIDIROĞLU,Ayşegül KUNT,Hüseyin BAYRAM,Ünsal ERÇELİK,Erol ŞENER
1Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery Atatürk Training and Research Hospital,
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Van
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-37833 Vascular injuries from penetrating or blunt traumas frequently threaten the extremity and even may be life-threatening, necessitating emergent treatment. Management of these pati- ents aim to save the extremity and the patient"s life. Standard surgical incisions may be hard to be applied in trauma patients since the wounds and traumatic regions differ in each patient. Therefo- re, to make surgical management easier, surgical incisions should be modified according to the lo- calization of the injury. We present a 38-year-old trauma patient with a pistol shot injury at the popliteal region. We performed surgery via posterior popliteal approach since there was a big tis- sue defect in this region together with popliteal artery and vein interruption. Keywords : Popliteal artery; popliteal vein; penetrating wounds; gun shot wound