Control Bleeding of Injured Branch of the Facial Artery in the Emergency Room

Abdulrahman Alamri, A.1, Hussain Alaithan2, Abdulrahman Masmali3 & Abdullah Hamdan Alanazi4

1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident, Al-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Consultant, Al-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Emergency Medicine Resident, Al-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4Oral and maxillofacial surgery, MDS

Dr. Abdulrahman Alamri, A., Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident, Al-Iman General Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Keywords: Injury; Bleeding; Facial Artery


Introduction: Fatal bleeding of the facial area could be uncommon in emergency room. However, it is crucial to reach the diagnosis early to avoid the serious consequences of the hemorrhage even if it is rare. Case Report: 32 years old, male, medically free, and not on medications, came to the emergency on foot after he was involved in assault incidence 30 minutes before his arrival to the hospital. He sustained an injury to his face at the right side of the upper and lower lip by a knife that led to a huge wound and continuous bleeding since the time of the injury. After evaluating the area, the source of bleeding noticed from the injured upper lip.

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