The resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of aorta (REBOA) device—what radiologists need to know
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Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is a novel device approved by the Food and Drug administration (FDA) in 2017 as an alternative to resuscitative emergent thoracotomy (RET). Due to advancements in placement of REBOA, including newly validated placement using anatomic landmarks, REBOA is now widely used by interventional radiologists and emergency physicians in acute subdiaphragmatic hemorrhage. Increased use of REBOA necessitates that radiologists are familiar with verification of proper REBOA placement to minimize complications. This review describes the REBOA device, indications, placement, and complications, summarizing the current available literature.
KeywordsREBOA Trauma ER-REBOA Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta
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Conflict of interest
Author Dr. Jonathan Nguyen is a speaker for educational events by a maker of the REBOA device (Prytime).
All other authors declare they have no conflict of interest.
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