Coblation for epistaxis management in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia: A multicentre case series

H. Joshi, B. Awoodworth, A. S. Carney

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1176-1180
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume125
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coblation
  • Epistaxis
  • Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia
  • Nasal Cavity
  • Surgical Techniques, Operative

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