Autologous hemodonation in the corrective surgery of craniostenosis
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- Longatti, P.L., Paccagnella, F., Agostini, S. et al. Child's Nerv Syst (1991) 7: 40. doi:10.1007/BF00263832
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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.