Table 2

Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with intra-abdominal vascular injury

CharacteristicNo. (%) of patients*
n = 110
Age at presentation, yr; mean ± SD29 ± 10
Male sex90 (81.8)
Affected vessel
Artery84 (76.4)
Vein74 (67.3)
Wound type
Penetrating98 (89.1)
 Gunshot wound55 (50.0)
 Stab wound43 (39.1)
Blunt12 (10.9)
Physiologic parameters on admission
Heart rate, beats/min; mean ± SD105 ± 22
Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg; mean ± SD102 ± 27
Lactate level, mmol/L; mean ± SD4.7 ± 3.6
Outcome
Admitted to ICU57 (51.8)
Died31 (28.2)
Recovery without ICU admission22 (20.0)
  • ICU = intensive care unit; SD = standard deviation.

  • * Except where specified otherwise.

  • In 34 patients, both types of vessel were affected.