Coblation for epistaxis management in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia: A multicentre case series

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Abstract

  • Objective: To propose radiofrequency coblation as a potential treatment modality for mild to moderate epistaxis in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. Method: Case reports and review of the world literature concerning coblation and other treatment modalities for epistaxis in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia.Results: Effective epistaxis control was achieved in four out of five cases of hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. In the fifth case, we struggled to achieve haemostasis due to disease severity.Conclusion: Radiofrequency coblation is a novel technique, which was found to be a safe, effective, quick and well tolerated treatment option for epistaxis management in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia. © 2011 JLO (1984) Limited.
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  • Joshi H; Woodworth BA; Carney AS
  • Start Page

  • 1176
  • End Page

  • 1180
  • Volume

  • 125
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  • 11