Antiplatelet therapy in ENT surgery: a review.

  title={Antiplatelet therapy in ENT surgery: a review.},
  author={Deborah Claire Sylvester and Andrew P Coatesworth},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  volume={126 4},
INTRODUCTION Antiplatelet agents such as aspirin and clopidogrel are increasingly encountered in clinical practice. Otorhinolaryngological surgeons are involved in the peri-operative decision of whether to continue treatment and risk haemorrhage or to discontinue treatment and risk thrombosis. METHODS Literature relating to the risk of spontaneous or operative haemorrhage was reviewed. The morbidity and mortality associated with cessation of agents was evaluated. Published guidelines were… CONTINUE READING

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