A prospective study of clinical profile of patients with epistaxis at secondary level care metro hospital
Clinical profile of 42 epistaxis patients and their management and outcome were prospectively studied. Majority of cases are of traumatic etiology followed by idiopathic occurrence. Hypertension is frequently associated in older patients with probable etiological role. Conservative management with nasal packing and where bleeding point is visualized, electric cauterization were highly successful in control of epistaxis. The strengthening of such efforts with availability of appropriate equipments, would enhance quality and efficiency of care in this frightening disorder most affecting pediatric age group.
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