(1) In one case report of an emergency laparotomy in a lehovah's Witness patient with a placenta previa, uterine rupture, massive hemorrhage (hematocrit nadir of 6%), and hypovolemic shock, direct pressure applied to the infradiaphragmatic aorta and pelvic organs permitted the anesthesiologist to stabilize the patient's cardiovascular status, facilitating the patient's recovery from shock.
An international population-based investigation of 10-year TCS reported that the RR of SMN at sites included in typical infradiaphragmatic radiotherapy fields were significantly larger than risks at unexposed sites (RR 2.7 versus 1.6; P < 0.05), which remained elevated for more than 35 years.
Whole-body PET scan (Figure 4) showed progressing pulmonary consolidations and nodules compared to the CT, multiple osseous involvements, generalized, metabolically active lymphadenopathy involving supra- and infradiaphragmatic regions, and hepatomegaly with solitary hepatic lesion.
Kimura et al., "Outcome of surgical intervention for isolated intrathoracic lymph node metastasis from infradiaphragmatic malignancy: report of two cases," Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol.
ECMO was instituted via peripheral cannulation, in which the femoral artery and vein were cannulated with single-lumen cannulae, for drainage from the infradiaphragmatic inferior vena cava and return into the iliac artery.