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External Iliac Artery Injury Caused by Abdominal Stab Wound: A Case Report
Sang Bong Lee, Jae Hun Kim, Chan Ik Park, Kwang Hee Yeo
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2015;28(3):215-218
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2015.28.3.215
Published online: September 30, 2015
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Department of Trauma Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea. jjangmdkmdk@hanmail.net
Received: 22 July 2015   • Revised: 24 August 2015   • Accepted: 4 October 2015

Traumatic iliac vessel injuries constitute approximately 25% of all abdominal vascular injuries. Hospital mortality has been reported at 25~60% and is a result of uncontrolled hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock caused by extensive blood loss. We report the case of a 25-year-old female patient who experienced an external iliac artery injury caused by abdominal minimal stab wound. Traumatic iliac vessel injuries are life-threatening complication of abdominal or pelvic injuries and prompt diagnosis and accurate treatment are important.

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