balloon tamponade


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balloon tamponade

Etymology: Fr, tamponnade
a procedure in which a device consisting of a flexible tube and two balloons is inserted into a passageway and the balloons are expanded to restrict the flow of blood or to force open a stenosis. See also balloon angioplasty.
A hemostatic procedure for upper GI bleeding using a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube and a larger round tube inflated in the stomach, which anchors the device in the desired location
Indications Bleeding esophageal varices or any persistent esophageal hemorrhage

balloon tamponade

Emergency medicine A hemostatic procedure for upper GI bleeding using a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube inflated in the stomach, which anchors the device in the desired location Indications Bleeding esophageal varices or any persistent esophageal hemorrhage. See Sengstaken-Blakemore tube.

balloon tamponade

The application of pressure against a part of the body with an inflatable balloon, typically to stop blood loss. Balloon tamponade has been used to stop bleeding from esophageal varices, ectopic pregnancies, the post-partum uterus, the liver (as after gunshot wounds), damaged blood vessels.
See also: tamponade
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In addition to commercially available balloon tamponade systems, use of locally available items such as surgical gloves and condoms is described as a cheaper alternative.
The use of a cervical cerclage and Foley's balloon tamponade in preventing haemorrhage in cervical ectopic pregnancies has been reported in three cases.
Balloon tamponade with a Sengstaken-Blakemore or Minnesota tube was used in 70 patients and a vasopressin or octreotide infusion was used in 78 (Table 1); in 28, both a balloon tube and vasopressin were used.
Details of procedures such as B-Lynch uterine compression suture, balloon tamponade and uterine artery ligation can be found in chapter 6 of A Monograph of the Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage.
The uterine balloon tamponade segment has been further segmented into Foley catheters, condom catheters, and others (e.
Maternal, newborn, and child health, an area featuring innovations such as a uterine balloon tamponade to manage excessive bleeding after childbirth, the leading cause of maternal death; portable devices that measure oxygen levels in the blood to improve detection of pneumonia, the top killer of young children; and new treatments for severe diarrhea, another major cause of child deaths.