This year CX will be launching a new session, Major Vascular Trauma, which will cover vascular trauma practice and bleeding control techniques. Course directors Christopher Aylwin and Ross Davenport have assembled an expert Faculty who will seek consensus on aortic injury and interventions, including the international experience with resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) and the UK REBOA trial, extremity vascular trauma, neck trauma, and training and future of vascular trauma practice.

Major Vascular Trauma
Wednesday, 22 April 2020

  • Damage control surgery for vascular surgeons
  • Catastrophic vascular haemorrhage: Pelvic exsanguination

Aorta injury and interventions

  • Blunt aortic injury – when to intervene, difficult landing zones and surveillance
  • REBOA as an adjunct for control of vascular trauma haemorrhage (pros vs. cons, international experience and moving to a consensus)
  • UK REBOA trial and role in pre-hospital care

Extremity vascular trauma

  • IVC filters – when and for how long
  • Venous repairs – benefits vs. risks
  • Shunting – when/how/why?
  • Single-centre retrospective analysis of blunt aortic trauma in 69 patients – the Munich experience


  • Blunt cerebrovascular injury management
  • Management of neck trauma – worst day at the office
  • Case 1: Vertebral artery injury
  • Case 2: Subclavian artery avulsion

Training and future of vascular trauma practice

  • I am not a paediatric surgeon… what does a vascular surgeon need to know?
  • ECMO and selective arch perfusion in major trauma
  • UK vascular trauma practice: What does TARN tell us we actually do?
  • Training for vascular trauma in 2025
  • CX Debate: Vascular surgeons should be primary responders to all major haemorrhage protocol trauma calls

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