Hematologic and surgical management of the dental patient with plasminogen activator deficiency.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Anticoagulation therapy is used to treat patients with a variety of hemostatic disorders in an attempt to prevent thrombus formation. A thorough understanding of the patient's medical history is essential before dental treatment that may require alteration of this anticoagulation therapy. Alteration of anticoagulation therapy should be undertaken only after consultation with the patient's physician because some patients are at greater risk than others for thrombus formation or hemorrhage. This case of a 29-year-old man with plasminogen activator deficiency illustrates how consultation can result in a coordinated treatment plan for medical and dental management formulated to help ensure safe surgical treatment for these medically compromised patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scheitler, LE; Hart, N; Phillips, G; Weinberg, JB

Published Date

  • December 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 680 - 682

PubMed ID

  • 2974525

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0030-4220

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0030-4220(88)90317-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States