Von Willebrand's disease has been established as the most common hereditary hemorrhagic disease. Endodontic treatment, when possible, rather than extraction is the treatment of choice in patients suffering from such a disease. A case is presented in which, during regular endodontic treatment, uncontrollable bleeding occurred, suggestive of a generalized bleeding disorder. A thorough hematologic examination revealed von Willebrand's disease, which the patient was not aware of. The dental surgeon can play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of such patients.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology|
|State||Published - Feb 1990|