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Successful Placement of REBOA in a Rotary Wing Platform Within a Combat Theater: Novel Indication for Partial Aortic Occlusion

Spring 2020

Brown SR, Reed DH, Thomas P, Simpson C, Ritchie JD. 20(1). 34 - 36. (Case Reports)


Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is used to augment resuscitation in patients with noncompressible torso hemorrhage, which is a leading cause of death on the battlefield. However, the implementation of REBOA has resulted in considerable debate within the military medical community. We present a case of the first successful placement of an REBOA by a small surgical team within a mobile rotary wing platform.

Keywords: REBOA; surgery; head injury; trauma; small surgical team; resuscitation

PMID: 32203602

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