, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 40-42

Autologous hemodonation in the corrective surgery of craniostenosis

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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.

Presented at the XVII Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, Bombay 1989. TESTA TERMED-Milano grant