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Table 3 Intraoperative findings in n = 113 patients with arterial vascular injuries

From: Penetrating arterial trauma to the limbs: outcome of a modified protocol

Intrap. findings* Femoral Popliteal Axillary Brachail Total
  all pts: n = 34 all pts: n = 25 all pts: n = 10 all pts: n = 47 all pts: n = 113
Artery pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%]
Thrombosed 3 9% 1 4% 3 30% 3 6% 10 9%
Fully transsected 17 50% 19 76% 5 50% 28 60% 69 61%
incompletely transs. 11 32% 5 20% 4 40% 11 23% 31 27%
Dissected 2 6% 0 0% 0 0% 4 9% 6 5%
AV fistula 2 6% 0 0% 0 0% 1 2% 26 23%
  1. *Please note that multiple signs are possible. Pts = patients; AV fistula = traumatic arterio-venous fistula discovered.