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Neurosurgery Transfusion Maximums

Number =

No. of crossmatched units. The patient must be informed of autologous, directed, and non-directed homologous blood (Paul Gann Blood Safety Act 1990) and informed consent for transfusion obtained whenever the expected number of blood units for elective surgery >0 and the patient has contraindications for autologous donation.

T&S =

Type and Antibody Screen

0 =

No specimen for Blood Bank


MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED UNITS OF BLOOD FOR ELECTIVE SURGERY

NEUROSURGERY

A V malformation

4

Cordotomy

T&S

Cranioplasty

T&S

Craniotomy/craniectomy for

(or “anterior/middle/posterior fossa for”):

Aneurysm

4

Intercranial electrode implant (or thalamic/cerebellar implant)

T&S

Repair of dura leak

T&S

Tumor

2

Ganglionectomy

T&S

Spinal ganglionectomy

T&S

Hypophysectomy

T&S

Implantation/removal of dorsal column stimulator (DCS)

T&S

Laminectomy

T&S

Nerve repair

0

Removal of DCS (dorsal column stimulator)

T&S

Sacral rhizotomy

T&S

Spinal ganglionectomy

T&S

Subdural hematoma

4

TIC (hemifacial spasm)

T&S

Transsphenoidal craniotomy for tumor

T&S

V P shunt (for hydrocephalus)

T&S



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