Angular Artery Bleeding During DCR

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Indications:

  • Angular artery may be injured during removal of frontal process of maxilla as part of a dacryocystorhinostom (DCR) performed to relieve excessive tearing.

Highlights:

  • This bleeding may be controlled with monopolar cautery, bipolar cautery, or bone wax.

Keep in Mind/Things to Remember:

  • Intranasal bleeding from this loction often subsides after a few minutes requiring no specific treatment.

Reference:2008-87 ENDOSCOPIC DACRYOCYSTORHINOSTOMY