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Difficult-to-control bleeding.

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Bellet, JS; Wagner, AM
Published in: Pediatr Dermatol
2009

A 12-year-old girl presented for excision of a nevus sebaceous of the scalp. The surgery was complicated by unexpected difficult-to-control bleeding in the operating room. Numerous attempts to obtain hemostasis were unsuccessful including the use of local anesthetic containing epinephrine, direct pressure, wall suction, monopolar electrocautery using different tip sizes, sponge sticks, and Gelfoam. Finally bleeding was contained using a suction-electocautery unit frequently used by otolaryngology. This article reviews the usual causes of unexpected bleeding in the pediatric population and both familiar and unfamiliar methods to control operative bleeding.

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Published In

Pediatr Dermatol

DOI

EISSN

1525-1470

Publication Date

2009

Volume

26

Issue

5

Start / End Page

559 / 562

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vasoconstrictor Agents
  • Nevus, Sebaceous of Jadassohn
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Humans
  • Hemostatics
  • Female
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Child
  • Blood Loss, Surgical
 

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Bellet, J. S., & Wagner, A. M. (2009). Difficult-to-control bleeding. Pediatr Dermatol, 26(5), 559–562. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00985.x
Bellet, Jane S., and Annette M. Wagner. “Difficult-to-control bleeding.Pediatr Dermatol 26, no. 5 (2009): 559–62. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00985.x.
Bellet JS, Wagner AM. Difficult-to-control bleeding. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009;26(5):559–62.
Bellet, Jane S., and Annette M. Wagner. “Difficult-to-control bleeding.Pediatr Dermatol, vol. 26, no. 5, 2009, pp. 559–62. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00985.x.
Bellet JS, Wagner AM. Difficult-to-control bleeding. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009;26(5):559–562.
Journal cover image

Published In

Pediatr Dermatol

DOI

EISSN

1525-1470

Publication Date

2009

Volume

26

Issue

5

Start / End Page

559 / 562

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vasoconstrictor Agents
  • Nevus, Sebaceous of Jadassohn
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Humans
  • Hemostatics
  • Female
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
  • Child
  • Blood Loss, Surgical