Kiesselbach's plexus

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Kiesselbach's plexus

An area on the anterior part of the nasal septum that has a rich supply of blood vessels and is a common site of nosebleeds. It is named for Wilhelm Kiesselbach, a nineteenth-century German otolaryngologist.
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Careful examination with a suction revealed that the lesion had originated in the anterior portion of the nasal septum on the right side (Kiesselbach's area) (figure, C).
For the most part, diagnosis is easy, because at least 95% of nosebleeds are located in the anterior of Kiesselbach's area.