Intraoperative rapid autologous blood transfusion

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      Intraoperative rapid autologous blood transfusion is a resource that is available in many operating suites but is currently underused in gynecologic surgery. A case is presented in which an intraoperative autotransfusion of 1560 ml of free intraperltoneal blood was performed to aid in resuscitation of a 31-year-old woman with a ruptured tubal pregnancy. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 1989;160:1226-7.)

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