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June 1972

Hemophilia in Otolaryngology: Current Concepts

Author Affiliations

Lackland AFB, Texas
From the departments of surgery, Otolaryngology Service (Dr. Weissman) and medicine, Hematology-Oncology Section (Dr. Panettiere), Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(6):526-529. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080816006

Classical hemophilia results from a total or partial deficiency of AHG or antihemophiliac globulin (factor VIII). By the addition of this factor to the blood, the clotting mechanism will become normal. Modern management requires the use of concentrates of AHG to prevent circulatory overload previously resulting from massive transfusions. Close cooperation with the hematologist is required if elective surgery is to be safely performed.

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