Pelvic Trauma

  • Samuel A. Tisherman
  • Omar Almusa


Pelvic trauma can cause significant morbidity and mortality, particularly from severe hemorrhage. Computed tomography (CT) is typically the first imaging study used to evaluate patients with pelvic trauma. CT cystography can be used for imaging the genitourinary system. Multiple modalities, including pelvic binding, pre-peritoneal packing, and operative ligation of the iliac vessels, have been used to control hemorrhage. In patients with ongoing hemorrhage despite binding and/or packing, angioembolization can facilitate hemostasis.


Internal Iliac Artery Pubic Rami Pelvic Injury Pelvic Trauma Bladder Rupture 
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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Critical Care Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Division of Abdominal Imaging, Department of RadiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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