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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-21

KTP laser in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia induced epistaxis


1 Resident of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Assistant Professor and Consultant of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.College of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
MBBS Faisal T Zawawi
P.O. Box 10659 Jeddah 21443
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.273968

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Objective: To demonstrate the effectiveness of Potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser therapy in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) induced nasal bleeding. Case Report: 62 years old gentleman with HHT induced recurrent severe epistaxis treated with sessions of KTP laser. Conclusion: KTP laser should be considered for treating patients with moderate to severe epistaxis. Keywords: Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, epistaxis, KTP, Laser.


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