Respiratory obstruction associated with the use of the Brighton epistaxis balloon.

  • J P Davis
  • Published 1993 in The Journal of laryngology and otology


A case is reported where posterior displacement of a Brighton balloon catheter (Eschmann) is thought to have led to inhalation of clot from the nasal cavity with subsequent respiratory obstruction. Precautions in using this type of epistaxis balloon are discussed. 


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