persistent bleeding, liver clots, pediatric population, children


This article addresses a rare postoperative complication of persistent bleeding and “liver clot” coagulum following placement of a permanent tooth pre-formed metal crown, an extraction of a carious permanent molar, and an accelerated exfoliating primary molar in an individual with medical compromise, all in young patients. Mild bleeding following dental procedures or tooth exfoliation is not an unusual occurrence; however, persistent bleeding is an uncommon event for patients. A review of literature revealed 15 reports of liver clots following adult dental procedures, but no documented cases of liver clot formation in young patients. The purpose of this article was to document its presence in the pediatric and adolescent population.