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Child's Nervous System

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 40-42

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Autologous hemodonation in the corrective surgery of craniostenosis

  • P. L. LongattiAffiliated withDivision of Neurosurgery, City Hospital of Treviso
  • , F. PaccagnellaAffiliated withService of Anesthesiology, City Hospital of Treviso
  • , S. AgostiniAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, City Hospital of Treviso
  • , A. NieriAffiliated withBlood Bank Service, City Hospital of Treviso
  • , A. CarteriAffiliated withDivision of Neurosurgery, City Hospital of Treviso

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Abstract

Homologous transfusions are mandatory in most surgical procedures for correcting craniofacial malformations in infancy. A program of preoperative and intraoperative auto-hemodonation was developed and carried out in eleven infants. Although homologous transfusion could have been avoided in only 7 patients, we think that further experiences and minor corrections of our program may improve these results.

New words

Hemodilution anesthesia Craniosynostosis Homologous transfusions Infancy Auto-hemodonation