Multidisciplinary management of blunt pelvic trauma

Pavan Khanna, Ho H Phan, Andrewhal Hardy, Timothy Nolan, Paul R Dong

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Pelvic fractures account for 3% of all fractures and usually occur in patients with polytrauma. Pelvic fractures usually indicate high energy transfer and a significant mechanism of injury, and they can involve massive hemorrhage. For this reason, mortality from pelvic trauma is high, ranging from 40% to 60% among patients in shock, and up to 90% in patients considered to be in extremis. Multidisciplinary approaches in the treatment of patients with pelvic fractures have resulted in improved outcomes for these complex and challenging injuries. In this article, we describe a case of a pediatric patient who suffered severe pelvic fracture with massive hemorrhage, requiring a multidisciplinary approach for control of hemorrhage and definitive repair of injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2012


  • angiography
  • embolization
  • hemorrhage
  • pelvic fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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