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Secondary Signs of Surgical Epistaxis Management

Author(s): Alexander Asanau | Alexander Oletski | Jean-Michel Prades | Andrei P. Timoshenko

Journal: International Journal of Clinical Medicine
ISSN 2158-284X

Volume: 03;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 283;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Epistaxis | Endoscopy | Epistaxis Surgery

Severe epistaxis management remains a challenge to otolaryngologists. Despite the large choice of treatment strategies to control epistaxis, the method of regional haemostasis via edoscopic arterial ligation has become frequently used. Arterial supply occlusion is usually performed by electrocautery or application of titanium clips. After placement of titanium clips, they will remain in place forever and could surprisingly be rediscovered later on CT-scan. Most of otolaryngologists are familiar with this method and are able to identify these clips, however, it could be more difficult for radiologists and other practitioners. In order to draw the attention of other specialists to the existence of this method and to help them correctly interpret such CT-scans, the authors present an example of a case that troubled radiologists. In addition, the authors also discussed the vascular supply of the nasal fossa and methods of severe epistaxis management.
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