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Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) enables operative management of the peripartum trauma patient in hemorrhagic shock

  • Kelvin Allenson University of Texas McGovern Medical School - Houston
  • Laura Moore

Abstract

Trauma related injury is the leading cause of non-obstetric maternal death.  The gravid uterus is at risk for injury, particularly during motor vehicle accidents.  Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a means of controlling pelvic hemorrhage in the setting of trauma.  We report the use of REBOA in a hemodynamically unstable, multiply-injured young woman with viable intrauterine pregnancy.

Published

2019-01-21

How to Cite

ALLENSON, Kelvin; MOORE, Laura. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) enables operative management of the peripartum trauma patient in hemorrhagic shock. Journal of Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, jan. 2019. ISSN 2002-7567. Available at: <http://www.jevtm.com/journal/index.php/jevtm/article/view/78>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v3i1.78.

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