The role of angiography in the management of haemorrhage from major fractures of the pelvis.

@article{Cook2002TheRO,
  title={The role of angiography in the management of haemorrhage from major fractures of the pelvis.},
  author={Robert E. Cook and John Francis Keating and Ian Gillespie},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2002},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={178-82}
}
In a series of 150 consecutive patients with unstable fractures of the pelvis, angiography was performed in 23 (15%) who had uncontrolled hypotension. There were three anteroposterior compression (APC), eight lateral compression (LC) and 12 vertical shear (VS) injuries. Arterial sources of haemorrhage were identified in 18 (78%) patients and embolisation was performed. Angiography was required in 28% of VS injuries. The morphology of the fracture was not a reliable guide to the associated… CONTINUE READING
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