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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of patients who underwent preperitoneal pelvic packing (N = 14)

From: Preperitoneal pelvic packing in patients with hemodynamic instability due to severe pelvic fracture: early experience in a Korean trauma center

Variables N (%)
Injury mechanism  
     Road traffic collision  
         Driver 5 (35.7)
         Pedestrian 3 (21.4)
         Crush 2 (14.3)
         Passenger 1 (7.1)
     Fall 3 (21.4)
Associated injury (AIS > 2)  
         Head & neck 3 (21.4)
         Face 3 (21.4)
         Chest 9 (64.3)
         Abdomen & pelvic contents 5 (35.7)
Pelvic fracture type (Young-Burgess type)  
         Anterior posterior compression 2 4 (28.6)
         Anterior posterior compression 3 1 (7.1)
         Lateral compression 1 1 (7.1)
         Lateral compression 2 5 (35.7)
         Lateral compression 3 1 (7.1)
         Vertical shear 2 (14.3)
Open pelvic fracture 2 (14.3)
Abdominopelvic CT/ arterial blush 11 (78.6 %)/1 (9.1 %)
Emergency pelvic angiography 6 (50)
Embolization 2/6 (33.3)
PPP time (min) (n = 10) a 29.7 ± 6.0
Emergency external fixation 7 (50)
Hybrid operating room PPP 3 (21.4)
  1. AIS abbreviated injury scale, CT computed tomography, PPP preperitoneal pelvic packing
  2. a Patients who underwent concurrent laparotomy and cystostomy were excluded