Extensive cytoreductive surgery in a Jehovah’s Witness patient A case report

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Carlo Vallicelli
Fausto Catena
Claudio Ghermandi
Annalisa Amaduzzi
Federico Coccolini
Lucia Cipolat
Matteo Martignani
Daniel Lazzareschi
Michele Cucchi
Riccardo Schiavina
Antonio Di Pinna


Jehovah’s Witnesses are a well-known patient demographic in medicine because of their religious-based refusal of blood transfusion. This case report outlines the treatment of a Jehovah’s Witness patient in need of an extensive cytoreductive surgery due to a peritoneal carcinomatosis of ovarian origin. The surgeons carried out all the recommended surgical and anaesthetic measures concluding that extensive cytoreductive surgery on a Jehovah’s Witness is possible and that a complete cytoreduction can be safely performed.

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Vallicelli, Carlo, et al. “Extensive Cytoreductive Surgery in a Jehovah’s Witness Patient A Case Report”. Annali Italiani Di Chirurgia, vol. 4, no. March, Mar. 2015, pp. 1-6, https://annaliitalianidichirurgia.it/index.php/aic/article/view/724.
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