Evaluation and Management of Peripheral
Vascular Injury
Part 2

Annotation for Point A

As described in Part I, indications for operation in patients with suspected or documented peripheral vascular injuries are hemorrhage, loss of major distal arterial pulse(s), or abnormal imaging results. While uncommon, a peripheral arteriovenous fistula documented on physical examination would be another indication if the insertion of an endovascular stent not be appropriate.2-4