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Successful TAE after DCS for Active Arterial Bleeding from Blunt Hepatic Injury in a Child: A Case Report
Chan Ik Park, Sang Bong Lee, Kwang Hee Yeo, Seungchan Lee, Sung Jin Park, Ho Hyun Kim, Jae Hun Kim, Chang Won Kim, Chan Yong Park
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2016;29(2):47-50
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2016.29.2.47
Published online: June 30, 2016
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1Deptartment of Trauma Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea. wkafyddl@hanmail.net
2Department of Intervention Radiology, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Received: 14 December 2015   • Revised: 4 February 2016   • Accepted: 24 June 2016

Transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) for blunt hepatic injury in children is not common and is especially rare after damage control surgery (DCS). We report a successful TAE after DCS on a child for massive bleeding from the left hepatic artery due to a motor vehicle accident. The car (a sport utility vehicle) ran over the chest and abdomen of a 4-year-old boy. On arrival, initial vital signs were as follows: blood pressure, 70/40 mmHg; heart rate, 149/min; temperature, 36.7℃; respiratory rate, 38/min. After resuscitation, computed tomography was done, and a suspicious contrast leakage from a branch of the left hepatic artery and a spleen injury (grade V) were found. TAE was performed successfully after DCS for a liver injury.

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