J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  1999 Oct;25(4):368-368.

Massive Postoperative Bleeding: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, JaeSeng Dental Hospital, Daejin Medical Center.

Abstract

While oral and maxillofacial surgery such as orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery is in progress, there always exists a risk of bleeding from maxillary artery, and this perplexes the surgeon in operation. In case of massive bleeding, it is mostly very difficult or even impossible to take an immediate action in order to stop bleeding. Even when hemostasis is possible by applying such methods as the use of local hemostatics, pressing, electrocoagulation or direct ligation, there is a high risk of secondary bleeding. Therefore, in case there is bleeding from maxillary artery, it is the best to restrain bleeding completely either by the ligation of the artery in bleeding in operation fields or by the ligation of the external carotid artery.

Keyword

Maxillary artery bleeding; External carotid artery ligation

MeSH Terms

Arteries
Carotid Artery, External
Electrocoagulation
Hemorrhage*
Hemostasis
Hemostatics
Ligation
Maxillary Artery
Orthognathic Surgery
Surgery, Oral
Temporomandibular Joint
Hemostatics
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