Hemorrhage in the Critical Care Environment: Do We Have to Go Back to the OR?

  • Neil G. Parry
  • Morad HameedEmail author


A morbidly obese 66-year-old female has been admitted to your intensive care unit for 21 days following a neurologic insult. The nurse interrupts your rounds to notify you that the patient has copious amounts of blood pouring out of her tracheostomy and is grossly unstable.


ICU Coagulopathy Tracheo-innominate fistula Pulmonary artery rupture Trauma 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care, Departments of Surgery and Medicine, Schulich School of MedicineWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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