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Masui. 2014 Jan;63(1):88-90.

[Case of Rh (-) patient's right lobectomy of the liver with massive hemorrhage evading allogeneic blood transfusion by hemodilutional autologous blood transfusion].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, Hirosaki 036-8562.
  • 2Division of Intensive Care Unit, Hirosaki University Hospital, Hirosaki 036-8563.
  • 3Division of Operating Room, Hirosaki University Hospital, Hirosaki 036-8563.


A 44-year-old man (ASA-PS 1) underwent right lobectomy of the liver under total intravenous anesthesia with propofol, remifentanil, ketamine and rocuronium. In order to evade allogeneic blood transfusion, 1,200 g of the patient's blood was taken and hemodilution was induced for autologous blood transfusion (HAT) after the induction of anesthesia. As intraoperative blood loss amounted to about 4,000 g, Hb level decreased from 13.6 to 6.2 g x dl(-1). However, as intraoperative hemodynamics was relatively stable with crystalloidal and colloidal transfusion with no ischemic change on ECG and no metabolic acidosis, autologous blood transfusion was withheld. After returning the autologous blood, Hb increased to 9.8 g x dl(-1). Any postoperative complications related to the low Hb level were not recognized. HAT is a useful method to evade or at least decrease the amount of allogeneic blood transfusion by anesthesiologists.

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