Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Treatment of a Nasal Tip Laceration with Adjunctive Leech Therapy: a Case Report


Chai Sanapala, Jon Jones, Ryan Mc Conville and Magdalen Foo

Traumatic injuries can compromise the vascular supply to tissues. After tissue repair, they are at risk of venous congestion due to the increased duration for venous neovascularisation compared to arterial. If not treated acutely, this can result in tissue necrosis (approximately three hours compared to arterial insufficiency, which takes thirteen hours [1]. There are many ways to treat venous congestion (e.g. anticoagulants, aspiration, decompression and etc) but an effective welldocumented method is by using medicinal leeches [2].


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