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October 1980

Follow-up on Maxillary Artery Ligation for Epistaxis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(10):635-638. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790340043011

• Forty-six transantral maxillary artery ligation cases were compared with 30 controls with regard to the outcome of their treatment of epistaxis. The success rate and the complication rate were higher in the ligated patients. Maxillary artery ligation for severe idiopathic epistaxis is a valid procedure only if injury to the infraorbital nerve is avoided.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:635-638, 1980)

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