Preoperative laboratory assessment of hemostasis for orthognathic surgery

Lawrence S. Holtzman, Edward R. Burns, Richard A. Kraut

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Platelet count, prothrombin time, and activated partial thromboplastin time provide a baseline to evaluate patients with known coagulopathy, as well as present an opportunity to diagnose disease in previously symptom free patients. Current hematologic management of patients with Von Willebrand's disease uses heated Factor VIII that allows patients to undergo orthognathic surgery without significant risk of disease transmission from banked blood products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-406
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)


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