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dc.contributor.convenorVictorian Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Soci
dc.contributor.authorForrest, Alex
dc.contributor.authorMilne, Nathan
dc.description.abstractA deceased 50 year old female with a history of dental extraction of lower molar teeth two days previously was examined at post-mortem. She had some swelling around her face and neck, and her cheek on the right side felt rigid on palpation. A presumptive diagnosis of Ludwig's angina was made, based on appearance and dental history, and post-mortem examination was undertaken. On examination, no pus was noted in any of the tissue spaces in the face and neck, but the tissues generally were observed to be very oedematous. The post-mortem findings in conjunction with previous medical records established a diagnosis of hereditary angioedema. It is not uncommon in patients with this condition that dental extractions may provide a trigger leading to death, and this should be recognized by general dental practitioners and oral surgeons.
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
dc.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australia
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename19th International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProgram and Abstracts
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourne, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOral Medicine and Pathology
dc.titleSudden death following dental extraction as a consequence of hereditary angioedema – a case report.
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, School of Natural Sciences
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorForrest, Alex S.

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