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Laryngoscope. 1987 Nov;97(11):1312-5.

Percutaneous embolization for control of nasal blood circulation.

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Department of Otolaryngology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.


Percutaneous embolization to control the nasal blood circulation was used in 19 patients with vascular nasal disorders. Embolization was the initial treatment for intractable posterior epistaxis in 11 patients, 9 (82%) of whom were controlled without further treatment. Used as an adjunct to surgery on vascular nasal tumors, embolization reduced intraoperative blood loss in four patients to an average of 800 cc. In four patients with Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, treatment with embolization did not significantly alter the course of their disease. Overall, however, this relatively new technique enhances successful management of difficult epistaxis cases.

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