Spontaneous sublingual hematoma as a complication of severe hypertension: first report of a case

Prepageran, N. and Raman, R. and Ismail, S.M. and Rahman, Z.A.A. (2002) Spontaneous sublingual hematoma as a complication of severe hypertension: first report of a case. Ear, Nose & Throat Journal, 81 (8). pp. 576-578. ISSN 0145-5613,


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We describe what we believe is the first reported case of a sublingual hematoma secondary to severe hypertension. The patient, a 77-year-old woman, experienced a spontaneous hematoma of the floor of the mouth, tongue, and sublingual space that eventually caused an airway obstruction. We performed an emergency tracheostomy under local anesthesia and then evacuated the hematoma through an incision along the floor of the mouth. The patient recovered uneventfully.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 5 Export Date: 4 September 2012 Source: Scopus CODEN: ENTJD Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Prepageran, N.; Department of Otolaryngology, University of Malaya Medical Center, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia; email: prepageran@yahoo.com References: Cohen, A.F., Warman, S.P., Upper airway obstruction secondary to warfarin-induced sublingual hematoma (1989) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 115, pp. 718-720; Hing, N.R., Bowler, M.D., Byth, P.L., Daly, C.G., Lingual haematoma leading to upper airway obstruction (1985) Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 23, pp. 322-325; Kattan, B., Snyder, H.S., Lingual artery hematoma resulting in upper airway obstruction (1991) J Emerg Med, 9, pp. 421-424; Chase, C.R., Hebert, J.C., Farnham, J.E., Post-traumatic upper airway obstruction secondary to a lingual artery hematoma (1987) J Trauma, 27, pp. 953-954; Ng, K.P., Lingual haematoma: Yet another unusual cause of upper airway obstruction (1998) Med J Malaysia, 53, pp. 112-114
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aged airway obstruction article case report clinical feature emergency surgery female hematoma human hypertension local anesthesia mouth symptom tongue disease tracheostomy Emergencies Follow-Up Studies Risk Assessment Severity of Illness Index Tomography, X-Ray Computed Tongue Diseases Treatment Outcome
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 02:58
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 04:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3682

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