Massive epistaxis due to pseudoaneurysm. Treated with detachable balloons

Archives of Otolaryngology--head & Neck Surgery
W N CrowC M Stiernberg

Abstract

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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