Significant blood loss during spinal tumour surgery &surgery for metastatic spinal disease
Blood loss in spinal tumour surgery and surgery for metastatic spinal disease: A meta-analysisBone Joint J. 2013 May;95-B(5):683-8. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.95B5.31270
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Dr.Naresh Kumar discusses his meta analysis examining blood loss in spinal tumour surgery and surgery for metastatic spinal disease
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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