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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992 Mar;118(3):321-4.

Massive epistaxis due to pseudoaneurysm. Treated with detachable balloons.

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Department of Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston 77550-G09.


A case of massive epistaxis refractory to nasal packing and bilateral surgical ligation of the internal maxillary and ethmoidal arteries is presented. Angiography revealed a pseudoaneurysm of the cervical portion of the internal carotid artery, and intravascular detachable balloons were used for epistaxis control. The appropriate use of intravascular diagnostic and therapeutic techniques is described.

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