What is the role of evacuation of blood in anterior nasal packing for epistaxis?

Updated: May 09, 2018
  • Author: Eric Goralnick, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Remove the cotton balls placed for local anesthesia. To evacuate clots, use suction or have patient blow gently. Previously accumulated blood comes out in a gush and then stops. Ongoing bleeding appears as steadily dripping, bright red blood.

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