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Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease— Is Embolization Beneficial?

Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease— Is Embolization Beneficial? This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—Embolization of the internal maxillary arteries as a treatment for epistaxis secondary to Rendu-Osler-Weber disease as advocated by Drs Strother and Newton (Archives 102:58-60, 1976) is an interesting concept. I believe, however, that further follow-up on this patient is indicated prior to the widespread acceptance of this therapeutic modality. I was privileged to treat this man after his embolization and I think it is important to place this in perspective. The patient's second episode of epistaxis was initially controlled by ligation of an arterial bleeder, but the period of hospitalization was ten days and the patient was discharged with salt pork packing still in his nose. I initially saw the patient 11 days following this, and he gave a history of bleeding small amounts daily, which he controlled with self-packing. His hematocrit reading was 26% (it was 40% when discharged 11 days earlier) and he was given http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease— Is Embolization Beneficial?

Archives of Otolaryngology , Volume 102 (6) – Jun 1, 1976

Rendu-Osler-Weber Disease— Is Embolization Beneficial?

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—Embolization of the internal maxillary arteries as a treatment for epistaxis secondary to Rendu-Osler-Weber disease as advocated by Drs Strother and Newton (Archives 102:58-60, 1976) is an interesting concept. I believe, however, that further follow-up on this patient is indicated prior to the widespread acceptance of this...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1976 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9977
DOI
10.1001/archotol.1976.00780110097023
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract To the Editor.—Embolization of the internal maxillary arteries as a treatment for epistaxis secondary to Rendu-Osler-Weber disease as advocated by Drs Strother and Newton (Archives 102:58-60, 1976) is an interesting concept. I believe, however, that further follow-up on this patient is indicated prior to the widespread acceptance of this therapeutic modality. I was privileged to treat this man after his embolization and I think it is important to place this in perspective. The patient's second episode of epistaxis was initially controlled by ligation of an arterial bleeder, but the period of hospitalization was ten days and the patient was discharged with salt pork packing still in his nose. I initially saw the patient 11 days following this, and he gave a history of bleeding small amounts daily, which he controlled with self-packing. His hematocrit reading was 26% (it was 40% when discharged 11 days earlier) and he was given

Journal

Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1976

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