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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This area is richly endowed with blood vessels (Kiesselbach's Plexus).
The hospital admission of adult population for epistaxis is around 30 per 100000 individuals2 .The most common site of epistaxis is from the plexus of vessels on the anterior portion of the nasal septum known as Kiesselbach's plexus. Epistaxis may occur posteriorly from branches of the sphenopalatine artery and woodruff plexus.