Endovascular treatment of persistent epistaxis due to pseudoaneurysm formation of the ophthalmic artery secondary to nasogastric tube

Selcuk H., Soylu N., Albayram S., Selcuk D., Ozer H., Kocer N., ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.28, no.2, pp.242-245, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


We present the case of a 60-year-old man with persistent epistaxis for 20 days that had started 2 weeks after removal of a nasogastric tube placed for an abdominal operation. There was no pathologic finding at selective facial and internal maxillary artery injections. An injury to the ethmoidal branches of the ophthalmic arteries or other arterial origins of bleeding was suspected. The internal carotid artery angiography revealed a pseudoaneurysm of an anterior ethmoidal branch of the left ophthalmic artery. The pseudoaneurysm was occluded with NBCA-histoacryl (25%) injection.