Published in Cancer Weekly, December 6th, 2005
"No organized data regarding the blood losses associated with musculoskeletal tumor surgery has been existed. The present study aimed to examine the extent of blood loss and the transfusion requirement associated with various kinds of musculoskeletal tumor surgeries in a large, well-defined sample. The records of 1,047 consecutive operations for musculoskeletal tumors were reviewed," scientists reported in the Journal of Surgical Oncology.
"The total blood loss ranged from 0 to 26,050 ml (median: 95 ml). The operative time ranged from 5 to 1,140 min...
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