Topical application of hemostatic paste

  • Mohammad Mizanur Rahman Department of Hematology, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka
  • Muhammad Mosleh Uddin Department of Hematology, Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Elias Hossain Department of Hematology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka
  • Md. Moshiur Rahman Department of Hematology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka
Keywords: Hemostatic, Paste, Topical application

Abstract

As a measure to control minor surgical bleeding, surgeons usually depend on a number of hemostatic aids. Topical use of bovine thrombin is a widely used procedure to arrest such minor bleeding. A 35 year old male sergeant of Bangladesh Air Force presented with repeated development of hematoma in his left thigh without any history of trauma or previous history of bleeding. Critical analysis of the patients history, routine and sophisticated hematological investigations revealed that the patient developed anti-thrombin antibody following the application of hemostatic paste in the tooth socket five years back during minor dental procedure to stop ignorable bleeding episodes. Therefore, topical use of hemostatic glue/paste or bovine thrombin should be avoided to desist minor bleeding as recombinant human thrombin is now available for topical use.

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2017-02-24
How to Cite
Rahman, M., Uddin, M., Hossain, M., & Rahman, M. (2017). Topical application of hemostatic paste. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 10(1), 29-31. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v10i1.30662
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Case Reports