Life-threatening bleeding after tooth extraction due to vascular malformation: a case report and literature review
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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.
KeywordsLife-threatening bleeding Hemorrhage Tooth extraction Arteriovenous malformation