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Treatment of Ongoing Bleeding after a Damage Control Laparotomy for a Pelvic Bone Fracture: Arterial Embolization: A Case Report
Ki Hoon Kim, Kyu Hyouk Kyung, Jin Su Kim, Sung Jin Park, So Hyun Nam, Woon Won Kim, Yong Han Kim
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2011;24(2):159-163
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1Department of Surgery, University of Inje College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea. medhun@hanmail.net
2Department of Anesthesiology, University of Inje College of Medicine, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Received: 23 June 2011   • Revised: 14 July 2011   • Accepted: 4 October 2011

Massive bleeding due to traumatic pelvic bone fracture is a leading cause of death. Thus, several methods to control bleeding have been attempted, but none of these has yet been clearly established. After an automobile accident, a 34-year-old motorist was admitted to the Emergency Department for right hip,leg and abdominal pain. Because the patient's pressure remained consistently low and pelvic bone fracture and abdominal bleeding were found on radiologic examination, an explorative laparotomy was performed. After pelvic packing and bleeding control, bleeding still continued, so Angiography was performed, and arterial embolization for bleeding was performed.

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