Endoscopic assisted external approach anterior ethmoidal artery ligation for the management of epistaxis

J Laryngol Otol. 2003 Feb;117(2):132-3. doi: 10.1258/002221503762624594.


Anterior ethmoidal artery ligation is a well-established surgical procedure in the management of epistaxis. We describe a procedure of anterior ethmoidal artery ligation via minimal access external surgery with the use of a rigid endoscope. This is, as far as we are aware, the first description of an external approach endoscopic anterior ethmoidal artery ligation.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arteries / surgery
  • Electrocoagulation / methods
  • Epistaxis / surgery*
  • Ethmoid Bone / blood supply*
  • Hemostasis, Endoscopic / methods*
  • Humans
  • Ligation / methods