Hemorrhage from open pelvic fracture controlled intraoperatively with balloon catheter

J Trauma. 1978 Jan;18(1):68-70. doi: 10.1097/00005373-197801000-00015.


In the case reported, many techniques for controlling bleeding from an open pelvic fracture were employed without success. With arteriographic identification of a precise arterial bleeding point, control of hemorrhage was accomplished by proximal hypogastric artery ligation with distal intraarterial placement of a balloon catheter.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Catheterization*
  • Fractures, Bone / complications*
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Hemorrhage / therapy*
  • Hemostasis, Surgical / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pelvic Bones / injuries*