Hemorrhagic Complications of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Ashleigh A. Halderman, Raj Sindwani, Troy D. Woodard

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Major complications during endoscopic sinus surgery are rare and occur in 0.36% to 3.1% of patients. Postoperative hemorrhage accounts for 23% to 39% of complications. Despite being rare, major hemorrhage can be serious for the patient. This article discusses hemorrhagic complications during and following endoscopic sinus surgery, focusing on a review of the surgical anatomy, common pitfalls to avoid, preventative measures, and management of certain catastrophic complications for which preparedness can mean the difference between life and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-793
Number of pages11
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015


  • Anterior ethmoid artery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Epistaxis
  • Internal carotid artery
  • Posterior ethmoid artery
  • Sphenopalatine artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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