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

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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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Nasr, M. M. (2015). Bilateral external carotid artery ligation: A life saving procedure in severe maxillofacial trauma. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 8, 81–83. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.01.021

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