Journal of the Korean Society of Traumatology (대한외상학회지), Vol.14(2) : 160~165, 2001
Journal of the Korean Society of Traumatology (대한외상학회지)
The role of vascular and interventional radiology in trauma patients is evolving. In diagnosis, it is increasingly supplanted by less invasive and often more definitive modalities such as computed tomography. At the same time, its use in treatment is constantly expanding. Endovascular interventions are helpful in treating vascular injuries in trauma patients. In some situations, endovascular treatments are as effective as or more effective than surgery, but less invasive. We employed endovascular techniques successfully in two trauma patients with associated injuries and vascular injuries which were difficult to access. The clinical courses of these two patients were uneventful, and they were discharged without complications.