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Spontaneous lingual and sublingual haematoma: a rare complication of warfarin use.
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PMID:  25008335     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Warfarin is commonly used for prevention of embolic events. Bleeding is the main side effect of warfarin. Lingual and sublingual haematoma are rare. In the literature, nine cases have so far been reported. We report the case of a 70-year-old Caucasian woman who developed spontaneous lingual and sublingual haematomas while on warfarin therapy. Spontaneous lingual and sublingual haematoma are rare, but can be potentially life-threatening complications as they cause airway obstruction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of earliest haematoma after warfarin use.
Authors:
Mutlu Buyuklu; Eftal Murat Bakirci; Ergun Topal; Gokhan Ceyhun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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