Clinical Case Database / Category: Practical Procedure
Practical procedures involved in managing epistaxis
Dr Mark Pais MBChB, Dr Yim Lun Wong MBChB, Dr William Cheung MBChB
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 10, p.35 (123Doc Education, London, December 2009)
A 65-year-old female presented to the A&E department with epistaxis from her left nostril lasting for 45 minutes. She had tried to control the bleeding by pinching the bridge of her nose but to no avail.
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Dr Mark Pais MBChB (Corresponding author)
Universiy Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire
Clifford Bridge Road
Dr Yim Lun Wong MBChB
General Surgery Department
University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire
Dr William Cheung MBChB
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
3. Moumoulidis I, Draper MR, Patel H, et al. (2006) A prospective randomised controlled trial comparing Merocel and Rapid Rhino nasal tampons in the treatment of epistaxis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol, August, 263(8): 719-722
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