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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-22

Vascular injuries after bear attacks: Incidence, surgical challenges and outcome


1 Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, SKIMS, Soura, Kashmir - 190 011, India
2 Department of Plastic Surgery, SKIMS, Soura, Kashmir - 190 011, India
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, SKIMS, Soura, Kashmir - 190 011, India

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Mohd Lateef Wani
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, SKIMS, Soura, Kashmir - 190 011
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.76827

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Background : Bear mauling is rarely reported in medical literature due to its rare occurrence. Present study was undertaken to describe the pattern and management of bear maul vascular injuries in Kashmir. Methods : Study of patients with bear maul vascular injury from 1st Jan 2004 to 31st Dec. 2008. Fifteen patients with bear maul vascular injury were studied. All patients of bear maul without vascular injury were excluded from the study. Results : Most of the patients were treated by reverse saphenous vein graft or end to end anastomosis. Most common complication was wound infection (20%) followed by graft occlusion (13.33%). There was no operative death. Conclusion : Bear attacks are very common in Kashmir. Vascular injury due to bear maul needs prompt resuscitation and revascularization. Results are very good provided timely intervention for revascularization is done.


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