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Explanation: I think not only retained fluid is meant here but also lossed fluid (i.e. blood, urine. I just finished translating several of these OP reports myself and there was always a balance sheet calculating the input and output of fluid during before and after surgery.
I hope to have helped a bit.
Martina Keskintepe Malta Local time: 04:20 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 59