Yunus Emre Özlüer, Mücahit Avcil, Sadık Erdem Dizman

Department of Emergency Medicine, Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Aydın, Turkey

Keywords: Embolization, open book, pelvic fracture, subcutaneous fat, trauma


Arterial bleeding due to pelvic fracture can be life‐threatening, and angiographic embolization is the gold standard for its control. Various materials have been described, but most of them are not widely available, mainly because of the high costs. Here, we report a case of use of autologous subcutaneous fat tissue for successfully controlling bleeding in a patient with an anterior–posterior pelvic fracture.

Author Contributions

Y.E.Ö., M.A., and S.E.D. contributed to the design and implementation of the research, to the analysis of the results and to the writing of the manuscript. S.E.D. took responbility of data collection, patient follow-up and reporting. Y.E.Ö. and S.E.D. took responsibility in the literature review. Y.E.Ö., M.A., and S.E.D. participated in conceptualizing the idea and constructing the manuscript. Y.E.Ö and M.A. performed the critical review. All authors reviewed and approved this submitted manuscript.

Conflict of Interest

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