Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 279–282 | Cite as

Life-threatening bleeding after tooth extraction due to vascular malformation: a case report and literature review

  • Marcus Stephan KriwalskyEmail author
  • Dimitrios Papadimas
  • Peter Maurer
  • Martin Brinkmann
  • Jochen Jackowski
  • Martin Kunkel
Review Article


Severe hemorrhages of the oral cavity may be caused by arteriovenous malformations. This case report concerns a 52-year-old healthy female who presented with a painful lower third molar and an extensive arteriovenous high-flow malformation of the floor of the right side of the mouth. During the extraction of the right lower wisdom tooth, an episode of massive life-threatening bleeding occurred. Since the therapy for intraoral arteriovenous malformations of the soft tissue is complex and often difficult to perform, the modus operandi of the present case is presented, and a review of the literature is included.


Life-threatening bleeding Hemorrhage Tooth extraction Arteriovenous malformation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcus Stephan Kriwalsky
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dimitrios Papadimas
    • 1
  • Peter Maurer
    • 2
  • Martin Brinkmann
    • 3
  • Jochen Jackowski
    • 4
  • Martin Kunkel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Oral and Plastic Maxillofacial SurgeryRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Private Practice of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySt. WendelGermany
  3. 3.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineRuhr-UniversityBochumGermany
  4. 4.Department of Oral SurgeryUniversity of Witten/ HerdeckeWittenGermany

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