A one-year-old entire male Caucasian Mountain Dog underwent tibial plateau levelling osteotomy. During surgery the tibialis cranialis artery and vein were inadvertently severed and blood loss reached 20 per cent in 30 minutes. Blood from the surgical field was collected and an autotransfusion was performed using a novel ultrafiltration device (Hemosep, Advancis Surgical) without major complications. This case report describes the use the Hemosepand discusses the different techniques available for autotransfusion. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first case report of autotransfusion using an ultrafiltration device to control acute haemorrhage in veterinary medicine.
- ultrafiltration salvage
- tibial plateau levelling osteotomy
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Contributors MdMD: data collection, critical analysis of the vents, writing the manuscript. JK: supervision during the data collection, critical review of the paper.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Data availability statement No additional data are available.
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