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Significant blood loss during spinal tumour surgery &surgery for metastatic spinal disease


Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Blood loss in spinal tumour surgery and surgery for metastatic spinal disease: A meta-analysis

Bone Joint J. 2013 May;95-B(5):683-8. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B5.31270

Contributing Authors: Y Chen BC Tai D Nayak N Kumar KH Chua JW Lim RW Goy HK Wong

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Dr.Naresh Kumar discusses his meta analysis examining blood loss in spinal tumour surgery and surgery for metastatic spinal disease

Synopsis

Eighteen studies (6 case series, 10 retrospective reviews, and 2 prospective studies) consisting of 760 patients were evaluated to determine what the mean volume of blood loss was during spinal tumour surgery and surgery for metastatic spinal disease. Results indicated that the pooled estimate of mean perioperative blood loss per operative was 2180 mL and 12% of the 720 patients lost more than 500...

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