Rev Bras Otorrinolaringol
telangiectasia- a new surgycal
Diego Rosado de Miranda1, Márcio Meira Lima2,
André Luiz Monteiro Cavalcante3, Elias Bezerra Leite4, Keywords: epistaxis, rendu-osler-weber, telangiectasia.
Sebastião Diógenes Pinheiro5, Marcos Rabelo de Freitas6
INTRODUCTION was carried out on the skin-mucous joint efficient in controlling recurrent epistaxis.
(Figure 1), preserving the vibrissae on the Our patient did not have any epistaxis
Hereditary Hemorrhagic telangiec- side of the nostril, and suturing up in two episode after two years and four months
tasia (HHT), or Rendu-Osler-Weber dise- planes, a more internal mucous layer and of surgery, and such time is in agreement
ase, is a vascular anomaly characterized another external, skin layer. After two years with data presented in the literature.
by multiple dilations of skin and mucosa and three months of follow up there was
capillaries and venules. It is an autosomal FINAL REMARKS
no other epistaxis episode and he also
dominant disease, equally distributed
Young’s procedure proved to be
between both genders and its incidence
efficient in controlling recurrent epistaxis
is of 1-2/100.000 inhabitants.1
secondary to HHT. We did not observe
Bleeding may occur in numerous
any respiratory alteration, and nasal
places; however, epistaxis is the most
occlusion was well tolerated. Although
common, present in 90% of the cases . 2
the number of patients submitted to this
The basic lesion is found on the vessels’
technique is still small, we may state that
walls, with defects in the elastic and mus-
these procedures may be included in the
cular layers that make them more prone
therapeutic weaponry of our specialty
to bleeding .1,3
in an attempt to minimize the symptoms
Many treatment modalities have
of these patients, and thus improve their
been used to control epistaxis; none of
them have rendered entirely satisfactory
result4. Options are nasal packing, hormo- REFERENCES
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ENT - UFC, Otorhinolaryngologist – Department of otorhinolaryngology – Federal University of Ceará (UFC).
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PhD in Medicine – University of São Paulo. Adjunct Professor of Otorhinolaryngologist – UFC Medical School.
M.S. in Medicine - USP/ Ribeirão Preto. Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology UFC.
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Paper submitted to the RBORL - SGP (Publications Management System – Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology) on April 27, 2005, and approved on May 1st, 2006. cod. 273.
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