Rare pediatric liver tumor surgery without blood transfusion

Surgeons of City International Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City have removed 10 cm tumor in liver of an 11- year-old boy without blood transfusion as per his family’s requirement.

Rare pediatric liver tumor surgery without blood transfusion

The 28-kilogram boy in District 6, was diagnosed with liver tumors six months ago. His family had taken him to several big hospitals which refused to treat because of the family’s strange requirements.
The boy September 5 underwent a successful 2.5-hour liver tumor operation in City International Hospital where surgeons have used cell saver (Blood Salvage) which is a device used in surgery to collect the blood the patient loses during your surgery, cleans the blood and returns the blood back to that patient.
Before the surgery, patient was prescribed with drugs for increasing red blood cells and during surgery; patients are given alternatives to blood transfusions to ensure safety.
Surgeons had discussed the operation methods with the participation of the boy’s relatives where medical workers decided to use cell saver (Blood Salvage) – a device which is a different choice other than getting blood transfusions from someone else. It collects the blood patients lose during surgery, cleans the blood and returns the blood back to patients. Up to 80 per cent of the red blood cells patients lose during surgery can be returned to them.
The patient was discharged from the hospital on September 12 in good conditions.

By SONG NGUYEN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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