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Table 3 Mortality by operative management (caval ligation versus simple repair)

From: GCS as a predictor of mortality in patients with traumatic inferior vena cava injuries: a retrospective review of 16 cases

Operative management Number of patients Number of deaths ISS + Mortality rate*
IVC ligation 6 (37.5%) 5 59 +/- 10.1 83.3%
Simple repair 10 (62.5%) 1 29.5 +/- 1.2 16.6%
  1. +P value = 0.002, Student’s T-test.
  2. *P value = 0.008, Fischer’s exact test.