New approach to wounds of the aortic bifurcation and inferior vena cava

Surgery. 1985 Jul;98(1):105-8.


An approach to the repair of injuries of the bifurcation of the inferior vena cava and aorta is presented. This method involves division of the right common iliac artery with mobilization of the aorta for exposure of wounds to the confluence of the common iliac arteries as well as of the posterior wall of the distal aorta. Wide exposure of this area allows for more rapid control of bleeding vessels in addition to more precise vascular repair.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aorta, Abdominal / injuries*
  • Aorta, Abdominal / surgery
  • Humans
  • Iliac Vein / injuries
  • Iliac Vein / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / injuries
  • Vena Cava, Inferior / surgery
  • Wounds, Gunshot / surgery*