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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Multimodality, Interdisciplinary, and Individualized Approach

Case report: The management of advanced oral cancer in a Jehovah's Witness using the Ultracision Harmonic Scalpel.

Kullar PJ, Sorenson K, Weerakkody R, Adams J.

Source‎: World J Surg Oncol 2011;9:115.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21967981

DOI‎: 10.1186/1477-7819-9-115

Multimodal strategy for reduction of homologous transfusions in cranio-maxillofacial surgery.

Rohling RG, Haers PE, Zimmermann AP, Schanz U, Marquetand R, Sailer HF.

Source‎: Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1999;28(2):137-42.

Indexed‎: PubMed 10102398

The use of erythropoietin in a patient having major oral and maxillofacial surgery and refusing blood transfusion.

Pogrel MA, McDonald A.

Source‎: J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995;53(8):943-5.

Indexed‎: PubMed  7629627

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