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Endovascular treatment of a massive retroperitoneal bleeding: successful balloon-catheter delivery of intra-arterial thrombin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15678443     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retroperitoneal bleeding is a potentially lethal complication of percutaneous intervention, when the common femoral artery is used as vascular access. Surgery, the traditional treatment for this complication in patients with persistent bleeding or hemodynamic instability, carries a considerable risk of morbidity and mortality. We report a case of life-threatening retroperitoneal bleeding successfully treated percutaneously with balloon occlusion and catheter delivery of thrombin to attain thrombosis of a lacerated branch of the common femoral artery. Endovascular catheter-based percutaneous treatment for massive retroperitoneal bleeding is often effective and should be pursued in selected patients.
Jose A Silva; John Stant; Stephen R Ramee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  64     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-02     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana 70461, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / methods*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Stenosis / therapy*
Femoral Artery / injuries*
Hemorrhage / drug therapy*,  etiology*
Hemostatics / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Retroperitoneal Space*
Thrombin / administration & dosage*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemostatics; EC

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