Table 1

Anatomical indications and contraindications to REBOA

IndicationsContraindications
Zone 1Zone 3
High grade (AIS ≥3) injuryHigh grade (AIS ≥3) injuryNCTH in
 Liver/kidney/spleen Pelvic fracture with ring disruption Superior mediastinum
 Mesenteric disruption Named pelvic vessel injury Axilla
 Named abdominal vessel injury Traumatic amputation at/near hip Face or neck
  • AIS, Abbreviated Injury Scale score; NCTH, non-compressible torso haemorrhage; REBOA, resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta.