JAY A. NADEL, M.D.; ALFRED P. SPIVACK, M.D.
The presence of sickle cell anemia complicates the management of surgical patients and makes surgery more hazardous.1 A method of preparation of patients with sickle cell anemia for surgery by the use of packed red blood cell transfusions will be presented, with a case report demonstrating some of the specific problems of management.
A 25 year-old, 120 pound Negro woman with sickle cell anemia was first admitted to another hospital on March 18, 1955, with a diagnosis of far advanced, active pulmonary tuberculosis with a large cavity in the upper lobe of the left lung. Her symptoms of
NADEL JA, SPIVACK AP. SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF SICKLE CELL ANEMIA: THE USE OF PACKED RED BLOOD CELL TRANSFUSIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:399–406. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-398
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):399-406.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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