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Treatment guidelines

Bleeding

Key points

  • Any surgical intervention can be followed by bleeding
  • Management consists of revision of the suture and compression dressings
  • In case of damaged vessels coagulate/stitch vessels. Keep in mind that damage of sublingual arteries can be a fatal complication !
  • Consider antibiosis to prevent infection of hematoma

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