anterior ethmoidal artery


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Related to anterior ethmoidal artery: anterior ethmoidal nerve, sphenopalatine artery

an·te·ri·or eth·moi·dal ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, ophthalmic; distribution, central dura mater of anterior cranial fossa, anterior ethmoidal cells, frontal sinus, anterior upper part of nasal mucous membrane, skin of dorsum of nose.

anterior ethmoidal artery

an artery that supplies the nasal septum and lateral wall and ends as the dorsal nasal artery.

an·te·ri·or eth·moi·dal ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr eth-moyd'ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, ophthalmic; distribution, cerebral membranes in anterior cranial fossa, anterior ethmoidal cells, frontal sinus, anterior upper part of nasal mucous membrane, skin of dorsum of nose.
Synonym(s): arteria ethmoidalis anterior.

an·te·ri·or eth·moi·dal ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr eth-moyd'ăl ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, ophthalmic; distribution, central dura mater of anterior cranial fossa, anterior ethmoidal cells, frontal sinus, anterior upper part of nasal mucous membrane, skin of dorsum of nose.
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Ligation of the anterior ethmoidal artery is commonly performed in patients with a history of trauma; in the absence of trauma, ligation of the sphenopalatine artery is often first considered.
The course of the anterior ethmoidal artery is variable, and cadaveric studies have confirmed that the location of the ethmoidal canal is variable, sitting attached to or below the skull base, in some cases via a thin bony mesentery.
Hence, information regarding the location of the anterior ethmoidal artery from imaging is not available preoperatively.
In our patient, the site of refractory bleeding was the anterior ethmoidal artery at the skull base.
Once the patient is stabilized and has been transported to the tertiary care center, several treatment approaches can be used, such as transnasal endoscopic anterior ethmoidal artery ligation, (6) clipping of the bleeding artery, (5) cauterization, (4) or endoscopic ablation and angiographic embolization, (2,3) all of which have been reported to be successful.

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