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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-121

Femoro-distal bypass in a 5-year old with blunt popliteal artery trauma: Considerations in a limited resource setting


1 Department of Surgery, Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
2 Department of Paediatric Surgery, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
3 Department of Radiology, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

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Prof. Michael J Ramdass
Department of Surgery, Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Charlotte Street, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
Trinidad and Tobago
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DOI: 10.4103/ajps.AJPS_51_20

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Blunt popliteal vascular injury in the paediatric population is exceedingly rare and in advanced trauma centres the management can be challenging. A case of blunt popliteal artery trauma in a 5 years old requiring distal bypass using reversed saphenous vein is herein described. It is noteworthy to mention the difficulties experienced in a limited resource setting, including limitations in small rural hospitals, inefficient timely transfer to specialised centres, inadequate numbers of highly trained surgeons in subspecialities such as microvascular surgery and finally ineffective support and rehabilitative services.


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