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Orthoplastic Surgery & Orthopedic Care International Journal

Inevitable Massive Transfusion for Spine Surgery in Patients with Multiple Myeloma

Submission: January 26, 2018; Published: March 20, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OOIJ.2018.01.000518

ISSN : 2578-0069
Volume1 Issue4


The incidence of Multiple Myeloma (MM) is about 1% of all malignancies and 15% of hematologic malignancies. There are several difficulties during the intra operative management of patients with MM. In recent years, Tranexamic Acid (TXA) has been reported to be used safely without increasing the risk of venous thromboembolism and other complications. The present case report aimed to introduce the management of massive bleeding of a MM patient undergoing lumbar instrumentation.

Keywords: Tranexamic acid; Massive transfusion; Spine surgery; Multiple myeloma

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