Complications resulting from treatment of severe posterior epistaxis

John P. Bent, Brennan P. Wood

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Recent advances in nasal endoscopy and arterial embolization have improved the treatment of severe posterior epistaxis. This report reviews the therapeutic options, including a case of epistaxis that did not respond to nasal packing but was successfully controlled with superselective arterial embolization. The discussion includes an outline of potential complications of epistaxis treatment, including a case of nasal septal perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-254
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Embolization, therapeutic
  • Epistaxis
  • Fistula
  • Nasal septum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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