Open Balloon Tamponade and Hepatic Angiography for Hemorrhage Control of Transhepatic Gunshot Wounds in a Hybrid Trauma Operating Room Environment

Authors

  • Melike N Harfouche R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Jonathan Morrison
  • Rishi Kundi
  • Joseph J DuBose
  • Thomas M Scalea

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v40i(2).131

Abstract

The management of high-grade liver trauma is challenging and mortality rates are high. Balloon tamponade is a valuable tool for control of transhepatic penetrating injuries. We report three cases of hybrid management of penetrating liver trauma with balloon tamponade and hepatic angiography in a hybrid operating room environment. The combination of balloon tamponade with hepatic angioembolization provides an enhanced approach for the management of these injuries. 

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Published

2021-06-04

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Tips and Techniques