Bilateral external carotid artery ligation: A life saving procedure in severe maxillofacial trauma.

Authors:
Mohamed Mahmood Nasr
Mohamed Mahmood Nasr
Arabian Gulf University

Int J Surg Case Rep 2015 14;8C:81-3. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Department of General Surgery University Medical Center, Arabian Gulf University, P.O. Box 26671, Adliya Area 328, Building 61, King Abdul Aziz Avenue, Manama, Bahrain. Electronic address:

Introduction: Bilateral external carotid arteries ligation is a rare practice in cases of extensive maxilla-facial injuries. Defining indication criteria in the management of such cases is highly demanded in emergency surgery.

Case Presentation: Reported case presents a male patient 67 years old man with a gunshot to the face. The whole face was macerated. Patient was operated surgically performing bilateral external carotid artery ligation, tracheostomy, pharyngostomy, gastrostomy and pressure dressing to face and head.

Conclusion: The procedure of bilateral external carotid artery ligation has no defined role in the management of maxillofacial trauma. The current status of such procedure in maxillofacial trauma needs revision.

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March 2015
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