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International Dental Journal of Student Research

Liver clot after flap surgery: A case report

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Author Details: Jayakrishnan. R, Aneesh Alim, Basim Burhan K.B

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2278-3784

Print ISSN : 2394-708X

Article First Page : 35

Article End Page : 37


The dentist may encounter different types of complication during the surgical procedures either intraoperative or post operatively. Of these complications, the most common is postoperative hemorrhage. The hemorrhage can be classified into primary, intermediate and secondary hemorrhage. Normally after periodontal flap surgery, the bleeding will stop post operatively which is stopped by primary wound closure. This case discusses a rare complication after periodontal flap surgical procedure called as “currant jelly” or “liver clot” and its management.

Keywords: Haemorrhage, Liver clot, Flap surgery complications.

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