Outcome of resuscitative thoracotomy and descending aortic occlusion performed in the operating room.

Objectives of temporary descending thoracic aortic cross-clamping for exsanguinating abdominal hemorrhage are to redistribute intravascular volume to the myocardium and brain, and to limit further blood loss. This report describes our experience with left thoracotomy and descending aortic occlusion (T/AO) performed in the operating room (OR) for massive… CONTINUE READING