Ligation of the external carotid artery for severe epistaxis.

Abstract

Epistaxis which is not controlled by anterior and posterior nasal packing is usually treated by ligation or embolization of the arterial supply to the nose. Transantral ligation of the maxillary artery, or embolization of its branches, have recently been considered the treatments of choice. Ligation of the external carotid artery has the advantage of being… (More)

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@article{Waldron1992LigationOT, title={Ligation of the external carotid artery for severe epistaxis.}, author={James A. Waldron and Nick D Stafford}, journal={The Journal of otolaryngology}, year={1992}, volume={21 4}, pages={249-51} }