A decade's experience with temporary intravascular shunts at a civilian level I trauma center

Anuradha Subramanian, Gary - Vercruysse, Christopher Dente, Amy Wyrzykowski, Erin King, David V. Feliciano

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TIVS have a shunt thrombosis rate of 5%, amputation rate of 18%, overall survival of 88%, and combination limb/patient survival rate of 73%. TIVS have an established role primarily in patients requiring either "damage control" for exsanguination or temporary vascular conduits during stabilization of Gustilo IIIc fractures. Truncal injuries are associated with the highest mortality likely due to accompanying multisystem trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-324
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Trauma
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Temporary shunts
  • Vascular damage control
  • Vascular injuries
  • Vascular shunts
  • Vascular trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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