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Intraperitoneal Transfusion Fetus | Blood Volume Calculator

Purpose:

To determine the volume of packed red blood cells (RBCs) required for an intraperitoneal tranfusion into a fetus in utero.

Specialty:

Obstetrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Objective:

dosage calculations

ICD-10:

P50

Description:

Packed red blood cells can be infused into the peritoneal cavity of a fetus while in utero. These red cells are eventually absorbed into the fetal blood circulation. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with an intravascular transfusion into the umbilical vein.

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