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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


ESQUIVEL, Diego; FRANCO-PRETTO, Elías; GONZALEZ, Gloria  and  CORREA, Diana. Sticky platelet syndrome: a report of 2 cases. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.3, pp.162-166. ISSN 2173-9161.

Sticky platelet syndrome (SPS) is a disorder that is associated with a series of arterial and venous prothrombotic events due to of platelet hyperaggregability. It's a rare condition, and even though there are efficient platelet aggregometry methods to diagnose the disorder, the underlying pathophysiology remains unclear. Some publications suggest that approximately 20% of vaso-occlusive events are of SPS origin. SPS is an unusual condition; the limited number of reports contributes to the lack of documentation regarding this syndrome. SPS is associated with maxillofacial free flap and graft failures due to thrombi formation. The purpose of this article is to present 2 cases of SPS seen in the Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department together with a review on the etiology and diagnostic features of SPS.

Keywords : Platelet adhesiveness; Platelet aggregation; Thrombophilia; Venous thrombosis.

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