ABSTRACT: Injuries of iliac veins are uncommon but, frequently fatal. They are usually occurred after penetrating injuries. Two patients who have iliac vein injury were treated by the ligation of veins. Of these two patients, first one had no complication but, severe edema developed in the second one after the operation and adjunctive fasciotomy was used. Both of the patients did not have permanent edema. Although venos repair is often recommended, ligation in extensive injures may be necessary, and is usually well tolerated in young, previously healthy individuals.
Feza Ekiz, Gursel Soybir, Ferda Köksoy
Ulusal travma dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery: TJTES 01/1998; 4:84-85.