The effect of epinephrine on blood loss during suction lipectomy

Eugene H. Courtiss, Mitchel A. Kanter, William R. Kanter, Bernard J. Ransil

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In a prospective, double-blind, controlled study on 26 consecutive patients who underwent suction lipectomy, the injection of epinephrine (1:250,000, 1:500,000, or 1:1,000,000) was not found to decrease fluid/blood loss when compared with saline injection or no injection at all. Since our study fails to support the use of epinephrine to lessen fluid/blood loss during suction lipectomy, we have abandoned its use in that procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)801-803
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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