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What Is Cell Salvage?

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asked May 3, 2012 in Glossary by Hatice Simsek MD (3,070 points)
retagged Jun 4, 2012 by LarryEitel

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Intra-operative cell salvage is a method used extensively for vascular, orthopaedic, cardiac and trauma surgery.. Whatever blood is lost through bleeding during an operation is collected and "washed" in what is essentially a high-tech washing machine, commonly known as a "cell saver".

Have a look at the diagram. In the following pages the 8 numbered stages will be explained, Step by Step.

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http://www.transfusionguidelines.org/lcs/int05/00int05.htm

See also: 

http://www.ebme.co.uk/arts/cell_salvage/

answered May 3, 2012 by Hatice Simsek MD (3,070 points)
edited May 3, 2012 by LarryEitel

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