Med Clin North Am. 1999 Jan;83(1):43-56. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70086-9.


Epistaxis is a common clinical problem. The widespread availability of endoscopic equipment is shifting management philosophy toward targeting the bleeding point. This shift may have a significant impact on decreasing length of stay and blood transfusion rates. Advances in interventional radiology have also reduced the risk of embolization. Patient education, especially teaching first-aid measures to patients at high risk for nosebleeds, also encourages more effective use of health care resources.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Transfusion
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Endoscopy
  • Epistaxis / diagnosis*
  • Epistaxis / etiology
  • Epistaxis / therapy
  • First Aid
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Nose / blood supply
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Radiology, Interventional
  • Risk Factors
  • Self Care