Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability and predominately effects young patients. Trauma teams include many health care professionals from many subspecialties. Endovascular specialists such as interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons play an ever growing role in this team and in the care of these patients. In this focused series on endovascular interventions in trauma, articles will discuss the endovascular treatment of traumatic aortic injury, splenic, hepatic, renal pelvic and extremity trauma. Additionally, we include an article on the emerging technology of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA).
The series “Endovascular Interventions in Trauman” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Translational Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Keith Bertram Quencer is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.