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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-9

Temporary intravascular shunts for peripheral vascular trauma.

Dept. of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, KEM Hospital, Parel, Bombay, India., India

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A K Husain
Dept. of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, KEM Hospital, Parel, Bombay, India.
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Polyvinylchloride (PVC) disposable endotracheal suction catheters were successfully used as temporary intravascular shunts in 5 patients of popliteal artery trauma. These simple shunts should be used routinely in such conditions to immediately re-establish blood supply to the ischaemic limb particularly in patients of polytrauma where systemic anticoagulation is contraindicated. This avoids the inherent delay prior to vascular repair and reduces the incidence of irreversible ischemia.


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