Kiesselbach plexus | definition of Kiesselbach plexus by Medical dictionary
Kiesselbach, Wilhelm (redirected from Kiesselbach plexus)
Kiesselbach, Wilhelm, German laryngologist, 1839-1902.
- an area on the anterior portion of the nasal septum rich in capillaries (Kiesselbach plexus) and often the seat of epistaxis. Synonym(s): Little area
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Here blood vessels form a plexus called Kiesselbach plexus
under thin nasal mucosa4.
More than 90 per cent of bleeds occur anteriorly and arise from the Little's area, where the Kiesselbach plexus
forms on the septum (Villwock & Jones, 2013).
Nasal bleeding is a common disorder in children that is frequently caused by irritation in the Kiesselbach plexus
(also known as Little's area).