Severe complication in the treatment of epistaxis: a case report

Carlos Z. Arbulú Robinson K. Tsuji Marcus M. Lessa Richard L. Voegels Ossamu Butugan About the authors

Epistaxis is a very usual disorder, it is usually self-restricted or controlled with conservative measures as local compression, cold gauze, arterial pressure control, cauterization under local anesthesia (chemical or thermoelectric) or anterior nasal packing. However, it could be presented as severe cases, and more aggressive measures could be necessary, like posterior nasal packing, arterial ligation or embolization. We present one case of a forty-nine-year-old patient with epistaxis who developed a severe treatment complication from another department.

epistaxis; treatment; embolization; complications


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