Kiesselbach's plexus

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Kiesselbach's plexus

[kē′səlbäkhs′, -bäks′]
Etymology: Wilhelm Kiesselbach, German laryngologist, 1839-1902
a convergence of small fragile arteries and veins located superficially on the anterosuperior part of the nasal septum. It is the most common site for septal bleeding.

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.
Mentioned in: Nosebleed
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It could be: Damage to the Little's area, just inside the middle of the nostril, which contains many delicate blood vessels and can be easily damaged.
Examination of the nose revealed mucosal dryness and ulceration with crusting in Little's area (Kiesselbach's area).