Show Summary Details
Page of

Emergencies in vascular surgery 

Emergencies in vascular surgery
Emergencies in vascular surgery

Dr Jonathan P. Thompson

, Dr Simon J. Howell

, and Dr Richard J. Telford

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 14 October 2019

Emergencies in vascular surgery can be very challenging to the vascular anaesthetist. Patients frequently present as true surgical emergencies; there is often very little time for preoperative assessment and correction of acute physiological derangements. Successful outcome in this high risk group necessitates a detailed understanding of the hazards of the condition and very close cooperation between members of the surgical, anaesthetic and intensive care teams. The treatment of ruptured aortic aneurysm is described; detailed advice is given on the current management of this challenging condition including a description of the emerging role of endovascular repair in the treatment of acute aortic rupture. A section is devoted to discussion of the current strategies for the medical and surgical management of aortic dissection. The final section describes the modern treatment of acute limb ischaemia in detail. This chapter should serve as a valuable reference for all vascular anaesthetists as well as a useful resource for the occasional vascular anaesthetist when confronted with a vascular surgical emergency.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.