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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Laryngology and Otology|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Aug 2011|
- Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia
- Nasal Cavity
- Surgical Techniques, Operative