Epistaxis is a common clinical condition treated by otolaryngologists. Use of a laser or cautery with endoscopy can be helpful for refractory anterior epistaxis. For posterior epistaxis, we review the current literature on the effectiveness of traditional posterior packing, selective endoscopic point coagulation, endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation, and neurointerventional embolization. Although the literature suggests that endoscopic management of posterior epistaxis (point cauterization or sphenopalatine artery ligation) is likely to be effective clinically and in terms of cost, the experience with angiography and embolization at the University of California San Francisco, has also been successful.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery|
|State||Published - 2000|