We read with interest the editorial by Heidemann
1and article by Wei et al.
- Heidemann B.
Interventional radiology for abnormally invasive placenta: do we need an alternative?.
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016; 27: 1-2
2regarding radiological intervention in abnormally invasive placenta (AIP). We strongly believe that in this instance maternal risks, such as lower limb ischemia, renal failure from renal artery occlusion, unknown consequences of radiation exposure and significant increase in arterial pressure associated with prophylactic abdominal aortic balloon occlusion (PABO), outweigh the benefits of reduced blood loss and fertility sparing in electively-managed AIP cases in a tertiary care hospital with adequate resources.
- Wei Xin
- Zhang Jie
- Chu Qinjun
- et al.
Prophylactic abdominal aorta balloon occlusion during cesarean section: a retrospective case series.
Int J Obstet Anesth. 2016; 27: 3-8
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- Prophylactic abdominal aorta balloon occlusion during cesarean sectionInternational Journal of Obstetric AnesthesiaVol. 30
- PreviewI would like to thank Drs Bullough and Kim for their letter.1 Their response seems partially based on a misunderstanding that the editorial,2 whilst mentioning the use of prophylactic aortic balloon occlusion, did not advocate its use. With more modern equipment available, it is possible to place a femoral arterial sheath which, if major incompressible haemorrhage occurs, allows placement of an aortic balloon occlusion catheter. It is the same way that in my institution internal iliac balloon catheters, placed by an interventional radiologist, are currently used.