Average blood loss and the risk of requiring perioperative blood transfusion in 506 orthognathic surgical procedures.

@article{Moenning1995AverageBL,
  title={Average blood loss and the risk of requiring perioperative blood transfusion in 506 orthognathic surgical procedures.},
  author={John E. Moenning and David A Bussard and Thomas H Lapp and Bob Garrison},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={1995},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={880-3}
}
PURPOSE This study quantifies the estimated blood loss in seven groups of orthognathic surgical procedures and the risk of requiring perioperative blood transfusion, and identifies the factors relating to blood loss and need for transfusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 506 consecutive patients who underwent various orthognathic surgical procedures under hypotensive anesthesia from 1987 to 1990 were analyzed retrospectively. All procedures were performed by the authors in the same… CONTINUE READING

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