balloon tamponade


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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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Uterine sandwich: Intrauterine balloon tamponade plus uterine compression sutures
As postpartum haemorrhage is a lethal complication of delivery and is associated with high maternal mortality and morbidity, so the purpose of this study was to compare the success rate of intrauterine balloon tamponade and B Lynch suture for management of severe postpartum hemorrhage in local population.
This is the second case report describing a large benign degenerated leiomyoma that grew postpartum and was managed conservatively with balloon tamponade.
Nelson et al., "A postpartum haemorrhage package with condom uterine balloon tamponade: a prospective multi-centre case series in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Nepal," BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, vol.
The uterine balloon tamponade segment has been sub-segmented into Foley catheters, condom catheters, and others.
Intrauterine balloon tamponade is an effective intermediate therapy option that can be implemented by frontline health workers with minimal training.
Balloon tamponade during cesarean section is useful for severe post-partum hemorrhage due to placenta previa.
[9] Conservative surgical treatment under general anaesthesia includes suction curettage, Foley balloon tamponade and intracervical infiltration of Carboprost.
Tallulah goes on to have a severe postpartum haemorrhage, requiring a balloon tamponade to be inserted into her uterus and almost, but not quite, requiring a hysterectomy to control the bleeding.
Intrauterine balloon tamponade is an appropriate first line 'surgical' intervention for most women where uterine atony is the only or main cause of haemorrhage.
Failure to control bleeding was defined as continued bleeding despite endoscopic injection and the use of balloon tamponade. Rebleeding was defined as any episode of upper gastrointestinal bleeding that occurred after the initial bleed had been successfully controlled by endoscopic therapy.
* Bleeding from the placental bed - individual haemostatic sutures and uterine artery ligation, balloon tamponade.