Application of INSTAT hemostat in the control of gingival hemorrhage in the patient with thrombocytopenia. A case report

James G. Green, Timothy M. Durham

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-30
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

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