Using Emergent Transcatheter Arterial Embolization (TAE) for a Hemodynamically Unstable Patient Suffering Severe Organ Lacerations: A Case Report

Translated Titles



何天煌(Thian-Hwang Ho);陳永福(Ying-Hock Teng);田雨生(Teu-Sheng Tyan);陳孟正(Meng-Cheng Chen)

Key Words

血液動力學不穩定 ; 肝臟撕裂傷 ; 經導管動脈栓塞術 ; hemodynamically unstable ; liver laceration ; transcatheter arterial embolization


Journal of Emergency Medicine, Taiwan

Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

9卷2期(2007 / 06 / 01)

Page #

51 - 55

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Herein, we present the case of a hemodynamically unstable patient suffering from severe liver laceration and major internal bleeding who was treated using transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE), an emergency non-surgical therapeutic technique. A 22-yearold female had previously attempted suicide by jumping down from the 13(superscript th) floor of her dwelling, and was then sent to our emergency department by EMT. This patient sustained blunt multiple trauma, resulting in major internal bleeding and a grade V liver laceration which was graded according to the standards of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). In order to attempt to control this patient's serious internal bleeding, we consulted with the relevant radiologist, and a transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) was performed for this patient. By our timely intervention and subsequent ongoing management with massive fluids and blood resuscitation, this patient's hemorrhage was controlled non-surgically and she survived, she being subsequently hospitalized for further medical care in our SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit).

Topic Category 醫藥衛生 > 內科
醫藥衛生 > 外科
醫藥衛生 > 醫院管理與醫事行政