Blood Loss Following Orthognathic Surgery Varies Widely and Sometimes Transfusions are Needed

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Blood loss in orthognathic surgery: a systematic review.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Piñeiro-Aguilar A, Somoza-Martín M, Gandara-Rey JM, García-García A.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2011;69(3):885–92.


Thomas B. Dodson, DMD, MPH


To determine the range of information available to help surgeons better prepare themselves, their patients, and the auxiliary support for orthognathic surgery and transfusion requirements

Source of Funding

Information not available

Type of Study/Design

Systematic review

Level of Evidence

Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence

Strength of Recommendation Grade

Grade C: Consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, expert opinion, or case series for studies of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or screening

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