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Table 5 Results and outcome of surgical therapy

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

   Femoral Popliteal Axillary Branchial Total
   all inj: n = 34 all pts: n = 25 all pts: n = 10 all pts: n = 47 all pts: n = 113
Outcome   pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%] pts [n] pts [%]
Immediate amputation   1 3% 4 16% 0 0% 1 2% 6 5%
DCS amputation   0 0% 1 4% 0 0% 0 0% 1 1%
Revisions total 6 18% 2 8% 0 0% 6 13% 14 12%
  successful 1 3% 0 0% 0 0% 6 13% 7 6%
  amputation 5 15% 2 8% 0 0% 0 0% 7 6%
Long ischemia & amputatio   3 9% 12% 0 0 0% 0 0% 3 3%
Deaths   3 9% 0 0% 1 10% 1 2% 5 4%
Successful repair   29 85% 18 72% 10 100% 46 98% 103 91%
  1. DCS amputation = vascular repair was aborted because of trauma load leading to damage control procedures. All deaths were due to trauma severity and consecutive DIC. Death does not exclude a good vascular result, while amputation does. Patent vascular repair with good flow before death - without pending amputation - were judged a good result. Pts = patients.