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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Controlled Hypotensive Anesthesia

Induced hypotensive anesthesia for adolescent orthognathic surgery patients.

Precious DS, Splinter W, Bosco D.

Source‎: J Oral Maxillofac Surg 1996;54(6):680-3.

Indexed‎: PubMed 8648471

Effect of induced hypotensive anaesthesia vs isovolaemic haemodilution on blood loss and transfusion requirements in orthognathic surgery: a prospective, single-blinded, randomized, controlled clinical study.

Ervens J, Marks C, Hechler M, Plath T, Hansen D, Hoffmeister B. 

Source‎: Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2010;39(12):1168-74.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20961738

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.ijom.2010.09.003

Hypotensive anaesthesia and blood loss in orthognathic surgery: a clinical study.

Praveen K, Narayanan V, Muthusekhar MR, Baig MF.

Source‎: Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2001;39(2):138-40.

Indexed‎: PubMed 11286449

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