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

Kelvin Allenson, Laura Moore
2019 Journal of Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management  
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.
doi:10.26676/jevtm.v3i1.78 fatcat:bj4at5ftubf4hfb3424dix43n4