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Warfarin-induced sublingual hematoma mimicking Ludwig angina: Conservative management of a potentially life-threatening condition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21328214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sublingual hematoma secondary to excessive anticoagulation is a rare, life-threatening condition. Reports in the literature have emphasized the importance of a prompt reversal of the causative coagulopathy by intravenous administration of vitamin K and fresh frozen plasma. In the event of an unstable airway, surgical intervention via tracheostomy or cricothyroidectomy is advocated. We report a case of sublingual hematoma that was treated conservatively, and we discuss the presentation and management of this entity.
Authors:
Emma Cashman; Munish Shandilya; Mohammed Amin; Joe Hughes; Michael Walsh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Rd., Waterford, Co. Waterford 051-873321, Ireland. emmacashman@gmail.com.
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