Superselective embolisation for control of intractable epistaxis from maxillary artery injury

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Abstract

Traumatic intractable epistaxis following fractures of the facial and base of skull rarely may be life-threatening. Common sites of injury are the internal carotid and maxillary artery. When conventional methods of arresting haemorrhage fail, the choices are then an open arterial ligation or superselective embolisation. This paper presents a patient with life-threatening epistaxis from a Le Fort type II fracture. Angiography revealed a maxillary artery injury in which superselective embolisation was performed and the haemorrhage was successfully arrested. A literature review of this technique is discussed, including its advantages and the relationship of the internal maxillary artery to facial fractures.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBiomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Maxillary Artery
Epistaxis
Wounds and Injuries
Hemorrhage
Angiography
Skull Base
Internal Carotid Artery
Ligation

Keywords

  • Epistaxis
  • Head trauma
  • Maxillary artery injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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