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Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1986 Sep;62(3):258-61.

Lingual artery hemorrhage.

Abstract

Lingual artery hemorrhage is a rare sequela of intraoral biopsy. This article presents a report of life-threatening bleeding caused by a laceration of the lingual artery during biopsy of a lesion in the floor of the mouth. Diagnostic and treatment considerations are reviewed. The minor anatomic triangles of the neck are outlined, with appropriate direct external vessel ligation.

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