Peri-operative blood loss and extent of fused vertebrae in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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Peri-operative blood loss and extent of fused vertebrae in surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi. 2011 Jan;102(1):8-13

Authors: Doi T, Harimaya K, Matsumoto Y, Taniguchi H, Iwamoto Y

The goal of this study was to elucidate the features of peri-operative blood loss during the posterior surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and to examine the effectiveness of homologous blood transfusion and intra-operative cell salvage.

PMID: 21516986 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]