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Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2021
Article Page : 6-8
Background: Recurrent idiopathic epistaxis is a common paediatric condition associated with anxiety in children and their parents. We retrospectively studied the safety and efficacy of silver nitrate cauterisation in children.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective cohort study of 70 children was performed as a part of departmental Audit for the year 2018- 2019.
Results: The average age was 10.51 [SD = 2.42], after a single session of nasal cauterisation 78.57 % cases reported no further nosebleeds. Stinging and discomfort was reported by 70% of patients.
Conclusions: Outpatient silver-nitrate cautery under topical anesthesia is a safe and effective method associated with mild stinging and discomfort.
Keywords: Paediatrics, Recurrent Idiopathic Epistaxis, Silver Nitrate Cautery.
How to cite : Mogre D A, Vora K , Silver nitrate cautery in the outpatient management of paediatric recurrent idiopathic epistaxis: An institutional review. J Otorhinolaryngol Allied Sci 2021;4(1):6-8
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