Blood-Sparing Techniques and the Perioperative Management of Blood Losses

  • F. TosiEmail author
  • A. Pusateri
  • S. Mensi
  • R. Garra
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The accurate and appropriate management of blood losses is of paramount importance in the pediatric neurosurgical practice, in particular in the correction of craniosynostosis. Though significant blood losses may be anticipated in case of complex craniosynostoses, also the surgical repair of the simple forms may be weighted by excessive intraoperative bleeding. This may result in severe hemocoagulative complications due to the very young age of the majority of the subjects at the time of the surgical corrective procedure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Institute of AnesthesiologyCatholic University Medical SchoolRomeItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareCatholic University of RomeRomeItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Concezio Di Rocco
    • 1
  • Federico Di Rocco
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Pediatric NeurosurgeryInternational Neuroscience InstituteHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Service de Neurochirurgie PédiatriqueHôpital Femme Mère Enfant-GHELyonFrance
  3. 3.Centre de Référence Craniosténoses, Université de LyonLyonFrance

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