Vascular injury during spinal surgery

Reilly, Eugene F.; Weger, Natalie S. and Stawicki, S. Peter (2008) Vascular injury during spinal surgery. OPUS 12 Scientist, 2 (2). pp. 7-10. ISSN 1940-8633

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Abstract

Key points: (a) Iatrogenic vascular injury is a rare but well-recognized complication of spinal surgery; (b) The most serious injuries involve the aorta and its major branches; (c) Vascular injuries following spinal surgery can present early or late; (d) Early presentation usually involves intraoperative hemorrhage and may be associated with hemodynamic instability; (e) Injuries that present late include pseudoaneurysms and arteriovenous fistulae; (f) Arteriography – traditional, CT or MRI angiography – should be used to diagnose the injury and define relevant vascular anatomy; (g) Therapy may require surgery or interventional techniques. ABSITE CORNER is a section of OPUS 12 Scientist dedicated to brief topic reviews geared toward resident preparation for the American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination. Each bi-monthly edition of OPUS 12 Scientist will contain one or two condensed overviews, accompanied by a list of selected references. Resident contributions via regular article submission process are welcome, subject to Editorial Board and Section Editor approval. Citation: Reilly EF, Weger NS, Stawicki SP. Vascular injury during spinal surgery. OPUS 12 Scientist 2008;2(2):7-10.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:In-Training Exam, Review, Vascular injury, Spinal surgery, Diagnosis, Treatment, Interoperative hemorrhage, Arteriography, Arteriovenous Fistula, Pseudoaneurysms, Surgery
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > OPUS 12 Scientist
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Postoperative Complications
Health Occupations > Medicine > Specialties, Surgical > Surgery
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Intraoperative Complications
Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Vascular Hemostatic Disorders
Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Vascular Fistula
Cardiovascular Diseases > Cardiovascular Abnormalities > Arterio-Arterial Fistula
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Hemorrhage
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Diagnostic Imaging > Radiography
Cardiovascular Diseases > Vascular Diseases > Aneurysm
Surgical Procedures, Operative > Neurosurgical Procedures
ID Code:2907
Deposited By:Dr S. Peter Stawicki
Deposited On:09 June 2008

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