Heparin induced sublingual hematoma: A rare oral complication

G. Srikanth, Abhay T. Kamath, Yogesh Chhaparwal, Vasantha Dhara, Anupam Singh

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A lingual and sublingual hematoma is a rare complication following heparin therapy which may result in serious life-threatening airway obstruction. A 75-year-old female with ischemic heart disease was heparinized for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of the left anterior descending artery leading to sublingual hematoma with difficulty in swallowing and breathing. This paper presents a case report and management of sublingual hematoma following heparin therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-20
Number of pages2
JournalAsian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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