medical Definition of autotransfuse
- If possible shed blood should be collected and autotransfused back into the patient, although autotransfusion remains controversial for patients with vascular injuries of the abdomen and concomitant gastrointestinal injuries.
- —Peter P. Lopez and Enrique Ginzberg, in Surgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence, 2008
- He plans to give patients 3 L of Ringer's lactate during surgery, or if necessary, autotransfuse them.
- —Mark L. Fuerst, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 10 June 1983