Surgical management of posterior epistaxis: a changing paradigm.

  title={Surgical management of posterior epistaxis: a changing paradigm.},
  author={Darrell A Klotz and Mark R Winkle and Jeremy D. Richmon and Arthur S Hengerer},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={112 9},
OBJECTIVE To demonstrate that surgery, as the initial treatment option for posterior epistaxis, can provide comparable success and complication rates to nonsurgical management with fewer associated costs. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective chart review and cost analysis. METHODS Two hundred three consecutive charts were reviewed for patient outcome, complications, and hospitalization time. Average costs were calculated from hospital department and physician fee schedules. RESULTS Average… CONTINUE READING