Controlled hypotensive anesthesia during spinal surgery. A retrospective study.

@article{Lawhon1984ControlledHA,
  title={Controlled hypotensive anesthesia during spinal surgery. A retrospective study.},
  author={S M Lawhon and Adrian Kahn and Alvin H. Crawford and Monika Brinker},
  journal={Spine},
  year={1984},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={450-3}
}
A retrospective study has been made of 264 posterior spinal fusions performed between 1972 and 1978 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. Two hundred ten of the procedures were performed under hypotensive anesthesia. Blood loss and total blood replacement were related to the mean arterial pressure (MAP) during surgery. A 42% reduction in total intraoperative loss and a 28%reduction in total blood requirements were demonstrated. The results were significantly different when patient age… CONTINUE READING