Use of recombinant human erythropoietin to avoid blood transfusion in a Jehovah's Witness requiring hemispherectomy. Case report

Steven Schiff, S. L. Weinstein

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Abstract

The use of perioperative human recombinant erythropoietin is described in a Jehovah's Witness patient. Despite significant anemia, the child's hematocrit was sufficiently increased by the use of erythropoietin so that a two-stage hemispherectomy could be performed without blood transfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)600-602
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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