Local Hyperfibrinolysis in Craniofacial Surgery

  • E. Novoa
  • J. Decaro
  • J. De Vecchi
  • R. Villagran
  • A. Negrotto
Conference paper


An increase in local fibrinolysis may contribute to postoperative bleeding. It is known that some of the body tissues and fluids contain plasminogen activators. These activators have been found in different tissues, such as the meninges and the oral and nasal mucosa. The fibrinolytic activity in intact tissues does not provoke hemorrhage in intact tissues [1]. When they are damaged the plasminogen activators are released and may cause bleeding from many organs.


Plasminogen Activator Nasal Mucosa Fibrinolytic Activity Intact Tissue Craniofacial Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Novoa
  • J. Decaro
  • J. De Vecchi
  • R. Villagran
  • A. Negrotto
    • 1
  1. 1.MontevideoUruguay

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