Semin intervent Radiol 2002; 19(4): 377-388
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-36750
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Neurovascular Interventions in the Trauma Patient

Charles E. Ray, Jr.1 , Walter L. Biffl2
  • 1Interventional Radiology, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
  • 2Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Rhode Island Hospital and Department of Surgery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
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Publication Date:
21 January 2003 (online)

ABSTRACT

Traumatic injury continues to present a challenge to the health care system in the United States, accounting for more deaths in children and young adults than any other cause. Neurological trauma accounts for almost one half of all traumatic deaths. Interventional radiological techniques, particularly embolization, can serve as definitive and life-saving measures in many circumstances. This article reviews diagnostic angiographic techniques and findings, as well as interventions, in the neurological trauma population.

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