Carotid and vertebral arterial injuries

Surg Clin North Am. 1988 Aug;68(4):705-23. doi: 10.1016/s0039-6109(16)44581-0.


Injuries of the extracranial cerebral vessels represent only a small fraction of all reported arterial injuries but pose a significant dilemma over whether to repair or ligate the involved vessel. This article reviews recognition and repair of both penetrating and blunt injuries of the carotid and vertebral arteries, with special comment on the surgical exposure of the less accessible injuries.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carotid Artery Injuries*
  • Humans
  • Ligation
  • Vertebral Artery / injuries*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / mortality
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*
  • Wounds, Penetrating / diagnosis
  • Wounds, Penetrating / mortality
  • Wounds, Penetrating / surgery*