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Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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SALES, Werther Souza et al. Correction of carotid-jugular traumatic fistula using a bovine pericardial patch. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.1, pp.53-57. ISSN 1677-5449.

Carotid-jugular fistulae are rare, but habitually cause morbidity and mortality. They are often linked with penetrating trauma, primarily caused by gunshots. This report describes the case of a patient who was the victim of a gunshot wound to the left cervical area, provoking a carotid-jugular arteriovenous fistula and occlusion of the common carotid artery. The fistula was corrected by ligature of the internal jugular vein and arteriorrhaphy of the left common carotid artery with a bovine pericardium patch.

Keywords : firearms; arteriovenous fistula; neck injuries; jugular veins; carotid artery.

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