Noncompressible Torso Hemorrhage

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Noncompressible torso hemorrhage (NCTH) constitutes a leading cause of potentially preventable trauma mortality. NCTH is defined by high-grade injury present in one or more of the following anatomic domains: pulmonary, solid abdominal organ, major vascular or pelvic trauma; plus hemodynamic instability or the need for immediate hemorrhage control. Rapid operative management, as part of a damage control resuscitation strategy, remains the mainstay of treatment. However, endovascular techniques are evolving and may become more mainstream with the advent of hybrid rooms that can deliver concurrent open and radiologic/endovascular management of traumatic hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-54
Number of pages18
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Damage control resuscitation
  • Damage control surgery
  • Endovascular hemorrhage control
  • Military surgery
  • Noncompressible torso hemorrhage
  • Trauma surgery


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