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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Balloon tamponade in atonic bleeding induces uterine contraction: attempt to quantify uterine stiffness using acoustic radiation force impulse elastography before and after balloon tamponade.
8%) patients, variceal bleeding persisted despite pharmacological and endoscopic therapy and balloon tamponade.
Placental site bleeding, if anticipated because it follows a placenta praevia or placenta accreta, could be treated with balloon tamponade.
Our data demonstrated that Child-Pugh grade C patients, who have the least hepatic reserve, were more likely to have a major bleed and require pitressin or octreotide and balloon tamponade in addition to sclerotherapy to control acute bleeding.
Keywords: Postpartum haemorrhage, PPH, Balloon tamponade.
There was grossly substandard care in 60% of cases, including failure to secure haemostasis at the initial CS, non-use of potentially effective treatment such as parenteral ergometrine, uterine compression sutures and balloon tamponade, and delays in definitive management such as hysterectomy.
present an unusual case of secondary PPH managed by balloon tamponade.
Hydrostatic intrauterine balloon tamponade, "This is a 'balloon' usually made of synthetic rubber balloon catheters such as Foley catheters, Rusch catheters, SOS Bakri catheters, Sengstaken-Blakemore and even using sterile rubber glove condom.
Balloon tamponade to reduce bleeding due to uterine atony or placenta praevia is not useful.
Those with mild bleeding were managed by local measures like electro-coagulation, adrenaline injection and balloon tamponade.