Child's Nervous System

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 40–42

Autologous hemodonation in the corrective surgery of craniostenosis

  • P. L. Longatti
  • F. Paccagnella
  • S. Agostini
  • A. Nieri
  • A. Carteri
Original Papers


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 


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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Longatti
    • 1
  • F. Paccagnella
    • 2
  • S. Agostini
    • 3
  • A. Nieri
    • 4
  • A. Carteri
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeurosurgeryCity Hospital of TrevisoTrevisoItaly
  2. 2.Service of AnesthesiologyCity Hospital of TrevisoTrevisoItaly
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsCity Hospital of TrevisoTrevisoItaly
  4. 4.Blood Bank ServiceCity Hospital of TrevisoTrevisoItaly

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