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A Rare Bleeding Disorder and a Precious Surgery: Cochlear Implantation in a Child with Von Willebrand Disease - A Case Report

A Rare Bleeding Disorder and a Precious Surgery: Cochlear Implantation in a Child with Von Willebrand Disease - A Case Report

R Karthikeyan, Akshat Kushwaha, Sabharisan Paramasivam, Arun Alexander, Sivaraman Ganesan and Sunil Kumar Saxena

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common inherited bleeding disorder with a prevalence of 1 percent [1,2] but only a small proportion of patients come to medical attention because of the mild nature of the bleeding symptoms. The usual clinical pre- sentation is in the form of mucosal bleed, prolonged bleed from minor cuts or trivial trauma or menorrhagia in females [3]. VWD is due to a quantitative or qualitative deficiency in von Willebrand factor (VWF), a complex plasma protein that plays a pivotal role in the control of bleeding by the formation of a platelet plug. Clinical manifestations are highly variable and co-relate with the nature of the deficiency and accordingly, with the management. Here we are reporting one such case of vWD who underwent the major surgery of cochlear implantation. Keywords: Von Willebrand Disease (vWD); Von Willebrand factor (VWF); Cochlear Implantation