Current Trauma Reports

, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp 207–211 | Cite as

Trauma in the Great Vessels: from the Aorta to the Pelvis

  • Bruce BordleeJr.
  • Brian Schiro
  • Constantino PeñaEmail author
Vascular Interventional Radiology (O Zurkiya, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Vascular Trauma


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.

Recent Findings

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.


Trauma Interventional radiology Arterial injury 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest relevant to this manuscript.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce BordleeJr.
    • 1
  • Brian Schiro
    • 1
  • Constantino Peña
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Miami Cardiac and Vascular InstituteMiamiUSA

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