Semin intervent Radiol 2015; 32(02): 108-122
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1549375
Review Article
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Iatrogenic Percutaneous Vascular Injuries: Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Management

Benjamin H. Ge
1  Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
,
Alexander Copelan
2  Department of Radiology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
,
Dominic Scola
2  Department of Radiology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
,
Micah M. Watts
1  Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Publication Date:
28 May 2015 (online)

Abstract

Vascular interventional radiology procedures are relatively safe compared with analogous surgical procedures, with overall major complication rates of less than 1%. However, major vascular injuries resulting from these procedures may lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This review will discuss the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of vascular complications related to percutaneous vascular interventions. Early recognition of these complications and familiarity with treatment options are essential skills for the interventional radiologist.