Successful Resuscitation of a Cardiac Arrest following Slit Neck and Carotid Artery Injury: A Case Report PD25-PD27
Dr. Sayyed Ehtesham Hussain Naqvi,
Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,
A.M.U, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh-202002, India.
Carotid artery injuries constitute a specific and relatively small group of vascular trauma among the traumatic injuries to neck. They have the potential of killing the patients within minutes to hours due to haemodynamic instability if not managed by the specialist team within time. Central Neurologic deficit from cerebral hypoxia either resulting primarily from trauma or secondarily from surgery is a major concern. We hereby present a case of a 22-year-old man who presented to emergency department with alleged assault and vascular trauma to neck in a state of cardiac arrest. On exploration patient had injuries to external and internal carotid arteries and external jugular vein. Combined effort of trauma team lead to successful resuscitation and saved the life of the patient.