Postoperative hypertension as an etiological factor in hematoma after rhytidectomy. Prevention with chlorpromazine.

@article{Berner1976PostoperativeHA,
  title={Postoperative hypertension as an etiological factor in hematoma after rhytidectomy. Prevention with chlorpromazine.},
  author={Reinhard Berner and William D. Morain and Joel M. Noe},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1976},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={314-9}
}
Our experience strongly implicates postoperative "reactive hypertension" as a major etiological factor in hematoma formation in the face lift patient. This autonomic lability to post-surgical and emotional stress may be prevented and treated by the appropriate and timely administration of chlorpromazine.