Slucky Andrew V.; Eismont, Frank J.Journal of Spinal Disorders: October 1996 Brief Report: PDF Only Buy Abstract Summary Carboxyhemoglobin levels were measured in patients undergoing posterior lumbar spine surgery with use of intraoperative cell saver blood salvage. Increased car-boxyhemoglobin levels were demonstrated in cell saver salvaged blood. Systemic blood carboxyhemoglobin levels increased with cell saver blood transfusion. No patient demonstrated clinical effects of carbon monoxide toxicity. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.