Curr Trauma Rep (2017) 3:212–222 DOI 10.1007/s40719-017-0091-1 VASCULAR INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY (O ZURKIYA, SECTION EDITOR) 1 1 1 Frank Kowalkowski Jr. & Gurpreet Sandhu & Indravadan J. Patel Published online: 27 May 2017 Springer International Publishing AG 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Blunt abdominal trauma Angioembolization . . . Purpose of Review This review describes the current role of Interventional radiology Spleen Liver Non-operative diagnostic and interventional radiology in the management of management solid organ trauma, particularly the role of non-operative endovascular interventions such as angioembolization (AE). We will also provide a brief highlight of interventions avail- Introduction able for thoracic trauma. Recent Findings There has been a paradigm shift over the past Trauma is the leading cause of death in the USA for both men 2 decades in the management of solid organ injuries from and women under the age of 45 and is the fourth most com- surgical management to non-operative management, especial- mon cause of overall mortality for all ages . Blunt abdom- ly in cases of minor injuries. Many factors, including the ad- inal trauma accounts for a large proportion of these mortalities vances in multidetector contrast enhanced CT (MD-CECT) . The amount of resources needed
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Published: May 27, 2017
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