Angina bullosa haemorrhagica—a review of 14 cases

This article describes 14 cases of angina bullosa haemorrhagica. Angina bullosa haemorrhagica is a pathology restricted to the oral mucosa, commonly observed on the soft palate. It is characterized by a bloody bubble without systemic blood diseases associated or any other known illness related. The expression angina is used because the lesion can produce a chock sensation in the patient. The prognosis is good and the treatment is only symptomatic, avoiding secondary infection and improving the wound healing. That is a retrospective study performed on the records of clinical reports of the out patients clinic in fourteen cases diagnosed as this pathology. This lesion represents 1.5% of all the lesions observed during three years. The average age was 53 years, prevalence in females and the soft palate is the most common gender and anatomical location found. No alteration of blood exams was found in any patient. The clinical diagnosis can be easily achieved. Blood exams are recommended to eliminate the possibility of associated pathologies. Mouthwash with clorexidine was efficient to improve the wound healing.

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Feb 5, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Angina bullosa haemorrhagica—a review of 14 cases
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