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The Role of Interventional Radiology

  • Thomas M. Scalea
  • Patrick C. Malloy

Damage control is a philosophy of care that involves addressing only the most life-threatening injuries during the initial phases. Nonurgent injuries are temporized and discussed later, when the patient’s physiology allows. While damage control was first described for use in patients with penetrating abdominal injury, the principles have been generalized to injuries in the thorax, pelvis, and the remainder of the body.

Keywords

Stent Graft Pelvic Fracture Coil Embolization Damage Control Splenic Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterBaltimoreUSA

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