When is a blood transfusion indicated following colon resection (colectomy)?

Updated: Apr 05, 2021
  • Author: David E Stein, MD, MHCM; Chief Editor: Vikram Kate, FRCS, MS, MBBS, PhD, FACS, FACG, FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Glasg), FIMSA, MAMS, MASCRS, FFST(Ed)  more...
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The authors consider a blood transfusion for patients with a hemoglobin level lower than 7 g/dL or those with symptoms of anemia (eg, fatigue, pale skin, tachycardia, dizziness, cold extremities).


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