Emergent endovascular treatment of intractable head and neck hemorrhage

Yuan Yu Hsu, Kun Eng Lim, Chi Jen Chen, Yon Cheong Wong, Li Jen Wang, Wen Chin Hsu

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During the last 3 years, 11 patients with intractable head and neck hemorrhage (6 craniofacial injuries, 2 surgical complications, 2 nasopharyngeal carcinomas, and 1 mandibular arteriovenous malformation) were sent to our angiographic suite for emergency management. Arterial disruption with pseudoaneurysm formation was the most common angiographic finding. The arteries responsible for active bleeding included internal maxillary artery (most common), superficial temporal artery, facial artery, and lingual artery. Microcoils, particles, and liquid adhesives were used, separately or in combination, to achieve hemostasis successfully in 10 patients. No major complications related to the procedure occurred. Diagnostic angiography and therapeutic embolization can be performed promptly and effectively to treat patients with life-threatening hemorrhage in the head and neck region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalChinese Journal of Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Arteries, therapeutic blockade
  • Head and neck, angiography
  • Head and neck, hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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