Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2001 , Vol 10 , Issue 1
Ömer Çakır1, Akın E. Balcı1, Şevval Eren1, Cemal Özçelik1, Nesimi Eren1
1Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır In our department, we have operated 33 cases with traumatic arteriovenous fistulas between 1976-2000. Thirty of them were male (%91) and 3 (%9) were female. The average age was 28 (10-60). Ethyologically, 24 (%73), 8 (%24), 1 (%3) of the injuries were the resul! of gunshut wounds, penetrating injuries wounds and blunt injuries, respectively. The arteriovenous fistula localizations in that order of frequency were femoral artery in 10 (%31) cases, popliteal ar­ tery in 6 (%18) cases, a.carotis communis in 6 (%18) cases, tibial arteries in 4 (%12) cases. Mest of the AVF (%88) were diagnosed within 1 year from the injury. The most common presenting symptom was a murmur (%100) followed by a thrill (%91) and a pulsating mass (%52). Arteriel injury was usually treated by end-to-end anastomoses and ve­ nous autograft interposition. Venous injury was usually treated by lateral sutur and venous autograft interposition. Keywords : Trauma, arteriovenous fistula