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Nosebleed (Epistaxis)

Published: January 2020
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  • 22 pages
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Additional Information
  • Key Points
  • Images
    • Epistaxis Illustration: Vascular Supply of the Nasal Septum
    • Epistaxis Illustration: Vascular Supply of the Lateral Nasal Wall
    • Digital Compression to the Lower Third of the Nose (Lateral View)
    • Digital compression to the Lower Third of the Nose (Basal View)
    • Anterior Rhinoscopy of the Nose (2)
    • Endoscopic View of the Right Nasal Cavity of an HHT Patient
    • Telangiectasias of the Tongue
    • Photograph of Telangiectasias of the Hard Palate
  • Algorithms
    • Epistaxis Guideline Key Action Statements
    • Patients on Anticoagulants and/or Antiplatelet Medications
  • Tables
    • Applying the Nosebleed CPG: Target Patient and Practice Settings
    • Risk Factors Associated with Nosebleed
    • Summary of Evidence-Based Statements
    • Nasal Packing Options
    • Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Medications and Appropriate Reversal Agents Based on Severity of Bleeding
    • Interventions for an Identified Anterior Nasal Bleeding Site
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The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy represents approximately 12,000 otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of those areas. The medical disorders treated by our physicians are among the most common that afflict all Americans, young and old. They include chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.


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