Vasopressin versus a combination of vasopressin and tourniquets: A comparison of blood loss in patients undergoing abdominal myomectomies

Anupama S Q Kathiresan, Kathleen Brookfield, Victor H. Gonzalez-Quintero, Usha Verma

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Objective: To compare blood loss and need for blood transfusions in women who underwent abdominal myomectomies after receiving vasopressin or combined vasopressin and tourniquet. Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed reviewing abdominal myomectomies that took place at our institution. Subjects were divided into three groups: no intervention, vasopressin, or combined vasopressin and tourniquet. Blood loss, need for blood transfusion, and drop in hemoglobin and hematocrit were compared across all groups. Results: One-hundred and thirty-two subjects were included in the study. No statistically significant difference was found between groups in blood loss, drop in hemoglobin or hematocrit, or blood transfusions. Conclusion: Combined vasopressin and tourniquets was not associated with a statistically significant decrease in blood loss or need for blood transfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • abdominal myomectomy
  • blood loss
  • tourniquets
  • vasopressin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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