Delayed evaluation of combat-related penetrating neck trauma

Department of Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, Washington, D.C., United States
Journal of Vascular Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.02). 08/2006; 44(1):86-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2006.02.058
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From February 2003 through April 2005, a senior vascular surgeon evaluated all United States military casualties evacuated to Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) with a military-associated penetrating cervical injury. These patients were prospectively entered into a clinical database, and the data were then retrospectively reviewed. Basic demographic data collected included patient age, gender, country where injured, date of injury, date of arrival at WRAMC, and presence of a prior surgical exploration.

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