Carbon Monoxide Levels in Cell Saver Salvaged Blood Exposed to Electrocautery during Lumbar Spine Surgery

Andrew V. Slucky, Frank J. Eismont

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Abstract

Carboxyhemoglobin levels were measured in patients undergoing posterior lumbar spine surgery with use of intraoperative cell saver blood salvage. Increased carboxyhemoglobin levels were demonstrated in cell saver salvaged blood. Systemic blood Carboxyhemoglobin levels increased with cell saver blood transfusion. No patient demonstrated clinical effects of carbon monoxide toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-408
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

Keywords

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Cell saver
  • Electrocautery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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