Gingival bleeding in the patient with thrombocytopenia can be a difficult management problem. Primary therapy with piatelet transfusions may not be sufficient to control the hemorrhage and adjunctive local therapy may be required. Currently, few local management techniques can effectively control this problein. INSTAT collagen absorbable hemostat can be used as a local adjunct with platelet transfusions and has certain application advantages over topical thrombin and microfibrillar collagen. Two successful techniques of INSTAT application to control gingival hemorrhage in a patient with severe thrombocytopenia in leukemic relapse are described.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine