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.