Impact of inferior vena cava ligation on mortality in trauma patients

Publication date: Available online 9 September 2019Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic DisordersAuthor(s): Saskya Byerly, Vincent Cheng, Anastasia Plotkin, Kazuhide Matsushima, Kenji Inaba, Gregory A. MageeAbstractObjectiveInferior vena cava (IVC) injuries are potentially lethal and require prompt intervention. Repair of complex IVC injuries may require the use of a prosthetic graft or a complicated panel or spiral vein graft reconstruction to avoid the need for ligation. Collateral venous drainage may be sufficient to allow acceptable results from IVC ligation; however, previous studies have suffered from low numbers and have differing results. The aims of this study were to assess the outcomes of isolated IVC injuries overall and to compare IVC ligation with repair.MethodsPatients in the National Trauma Data Bank from 2007 to 2014 with an IVC injury were evaluated. Isolated IVC injury was defined as patients with nonvascular Abbreviated Injury Scale scores 
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