HomePhilippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeryvol. 31 no. 1 (2016)

Recurrent Epistaxis from a Post-Traumatic Infraorbital Artery Pseudoaneurysm

Ma. Victoria P. Pascual | Daniel M. Alonzo

 

Abstract:

Objective: To present a rare case of post-traumatic recurrent epistaxis in an elderly woman.
Methods:
Design: Case Report
Setting: Tertiary Private Hospital
Patient: One
Result: A 93-year-old woman had multiple admissions for recurrent life threatening nosebleeding that was not controlled until a post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the infraorbital artery was diagnosed and embolized.
Conclusion: The diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm should be considered in such cases, and treatment involving surgeons and interventional radiologists should be initiated to minimize morbidity and mortality.