Is routine blood cross-matching necessary in elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Routine pre-operative cross-matching of two units of packed red cells (PRC) is current practice in most hospitals for patients undergoing elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LCS). AIMS To determine the usage of PRC in patients undergoing elective LCS & its cost implications. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 116 consecutive laparoscopic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2011.12.009

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