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

Authors

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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v3i1.78

Keywords:

REBOA, Trauma, pregnancy, peripartum

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.

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Published

2019-01-21

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Case Reports