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Spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage due to von Willebrand's disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19930780     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage due to underlying von Willebrand's disease, without symptoms or signs of infection. METHOD: Case report and literature review of reported causes of spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage. CASE REPORT: Spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage is uncommon. Acute bacterial tonsillitis, peri-tonsillar abscess, infectious mononucleosis and idiopathic causes have been reported. Two cases of tonsillitis with underlying bleeding disorders have been reported. We present the first reported case of spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage secondary to von Willebrand's disease, without evidence of tonsillitis. CONCLUSION: Spontaneous tonsillar haemorrhage is usually related to infection of the tonsils or peri-tonsillar space. An underlying bleeding disorder should be suspected if no evidence of infection is found.
D L Y Lee; G Soo; C A van Hasselt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-11-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-24     Completed Date:  2010-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  450-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.
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MeSH Terms
Factor VIII / analysis
Hemorrhage / etiology*
Palatine Tonsil / surgery*
Pharyngeal Diseases / etiology*
Treatment Outcome
von Willebrand Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
9001-27-8/Factor VIII

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