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October 1985

Total Ophthalmoplegia After Internal Maxillary Artery Ligation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1985;111(10):696-698. doi:10.1001/archotol.1985.00800120090012

• Total ophthalmoplegia is a serious complication of internal maxillary artery ligation. Although serious complications of transantral surgery of the pterygopalatine space are rare, they remain a very real possibility and should be considered before undertaking arterial ligation for treatment of posterior epistaxis.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1985;111:696-698)

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