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Old 08-15-2011
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Default scalp hematoma

A 44-year-old man falls from a tree and develops a severe scalp
hematoma. The superficial temporal artery continues to bleed internally
because the man takes warfarin sodium (Coumadin) for an artificial
heart valve. Which of the following arteries may be ligated to
control the bleeding?
...A. Internal carotid
B. External carotid
C. Occipital
D. Maxillary
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