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Article
March 1956

THE CONTROL OF ADENOID HEMORRHAGE WITH A FOLEY CATHETER (BALLOON TYPE)

Author Affiliations

Pasadena, Calif.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;63(3):295. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830090067016
Abstract

In the past the control of adenoid bleeding has been by the application of gauze sponges, cauterizing solutions, vasoconstrictors, and the tying of those vessels low enough in the nasopharynx to reach with a forceps. At times the bleeding persists, requiring the use of a postnasal pack.

The routine with a postnasal pack is the use of a large gauze sponge with three strings, one for each nostril and the third coming out through the mouth, the third string to facilitate the removal of the pack at the end of a period to assure the control of the bleeding. The removal of the pack is most uncomfortable, requiring sedation and the use of an analgesic.

In an effort to find a simpler procedure to control adenoid bleeding, a 30 cc. balloon Foley catheter has been used, with marked success. When it is seen that adenoid bleeding is not

Foley balloon

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