Trauma in the Great Vessels: from the Aorta to the Pelvis
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Purpose of Review
This review will focus on common interventional techniques in treating traumatic injuries. It will showcase the various methods and options for treatment of injuries involving the aorta, solid organs, and pelvic vasculature.
Angiography and the development of transcatheter techniques and percutaneous interventions have allowed interventional radiologists to be on the front line in the management of trauma patients. Combined with the advances in cross sectional imaging, the interventional radiologist is an integral member of the medical team. Percutaneous interventions for life-threatening hemorrhages have spared patients the associated morbidity of open surgery. Endovascular repair of vessel injuries and embolization of solid organ injuries have continued to evolve into first line treatments in the acutely ill patient.
This review article will highlight the interventional radiologist’s vital role in the setting of trauma and emerging techniques in the rapidly evolving field of interventional radiology.
KeywordsTrauma Interventional radiology Arterial injury
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