n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Assessing and managing blood loss : review
|Article Title||Assessing and managing blood loss : review|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum|
|Author||E. Langenegger and C. Rout|
|Publication Date||Aug 2010|
|Pages||94 - 96|
|Keyword(s)||Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, Tygerberg Hospital, University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of Stellenbosch|
Estimation of blood loss can be difficult. Loss is usually underestimated as it may remain unobserved or concealed (e.g. broad ligament haematoma). Also, physiological changes of pregnancy may mask its severity. A pregnant patient may lose large volumes of blood without showing any clinical signs (masked shock).
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