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Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

Blood Cell Salvage

A case of thoracic esophageal cancer undergone esophagectomy after induction chemotherapy in a Jehovah's Witness.

Inoue S, Miyoshi T, Aoyama M, Hino N, Yamasaki S.

Source‎: J Med Invest 2015;62(3-4):264-7.

Indexed‎: PubMed 26399362

DOI‎: 10.2152/jmi.62.264

Should intraoperative cell-salvaged blood be used in patients with suspected or known malignancy?

Trudeau JD, Waters T, Chipperfield K.

Source‎: Can J Anaesth 2012;59(11):1058-70.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22996966

DOI‎: 10.1007/s12630-012-9781-x

Blood salvage and cancer surgery: a meta-analysis of available studies.

Waters JH, Yazer M, Chen YF, Kloke J.

Source‎: Transfusion 2012;52(10):2167-73.

Indexed‎: PubMed 22321196

DOI‎: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03555.x

Intraoperative red cell salvage in head and neck surgery.

Nusrath MA, Edge CJ, Ahmed-Nusrath A.

Source‎: Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2012;50(3):272-4.

Indexed‎: PubMed 21708417

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2011.04.076

Are cell salvage and autologous blood transfusion safe in endonasal surgery?

Anderson S, Panizza B.

Source‎: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2010;142(3 Suppl 1):S3-6.

Indexed‎: PubMed 20176278

DOI‎: 10.1016/j.otohns.2009.10.004

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