Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Nov;193(5):1756-8.

Temporary balloon occlusion of the common iliac artery: new approach to bleeding control during cesarean hysterectomy for placenta percreta.

Author information

  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.


A case of placenta percreta was referred at 31 weeks' gestation. We performed a cesarean hysterectomy preceded by placement of occlusive balloon catheters at bilateral common iliac arteries at 34 weeks' gestation. This simple and safe technique provides satisfactory efficacy for control of profuse bleeding during operation, with blood loss estimated at 800 mL.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk