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Surgical intervention in patients with bleeding disorders represents a major trauma to the physician as well as the patient. A successful conclusion to even the simplest operative procedure requires close cooperation between a physician well grounded in the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic diseases and a highly competent surgeon. Primary consideration must be given to correcting the hemostatic deficit during surgery, and then maintaining normal hemostasis throughout the period of healing. Since the advent of concentrated preparations of antihemophilic globulin this goal has been attainable for most patients with hemophilia A. Concentrates suitable for the treatment of factor IX deficiency (hemophilia B),
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Surgery in the Hemophiliac.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-4-882
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(4):882.
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