sphenopalatine artery


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sphe·no·pal·a·tine ar·ter·y

[TA]
origin, third part of maxillary; distribution, posterior portion of lateral nasal wall and septum; anastomoses, branches of descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital.
Synonym(s): arteria sphenopalatina [TA]

sphe·no·pal·a·tine ar·te·ry

(sfēn'ō-pal'ă-tīn ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Origin, third part of maxillary; distribution, posterior portion of lateral nasal wall and septum; anastomoses, branches of descending palatine, superior labial, and infraorbital.
Synonym(s): arteria sphenopalatina [TA] .

sphenopalatine artery

An end branch of the maxillary artery; it runs into the posterior nasal cavity and it also supplies blood to the frontal, maxillary, ethmoidal, and sphenoidal sinuses. Its branches include the posterior lateral nasal and posterior septal arteries, and it anastomoses with the ethmoidal, greater palatine, and superior labial arteries.
See also: artery
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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.
Endoscopic sphenopalatine artery ligation is an effective method of treatment for posterior epistaxis.
Endoscopic ligation of the sphenopalatine artery lot refractory posterior epistaxis.
Outcome of endoscopic sphenopalatine artery occlusion for intractable epistaxis: A 10-year experience.
We then performed left sphenopalatine artery ligation, and the bleeding ceased.
In 1992, Budrovich and Saetti were the first to report an endoscopic approach to ligation of the sphenopalatine artery. (12) In 1996, Winstead described a transnasal microscopic approach to the sphenopalatine vessels at the sphenopalatine foramen.
Shorter hospital stays after early surgical intervention have been associated with sphenopalatine artery procedures.
Srinivasan et al compared transnasal endoscopic sphenopalatine artery diathermy with conventional approaches, including septoplasty, nasal packing, and external carotid artery ligation.
Our experience demonstrates that early surgical ligation of the sphenopalatine artery in coagulopathic patients who are at increased risk of persistent bleeding is cost-effective and is associated with less patient morbidity.
Endoscopic ligation or diathermy of the sphenopalatine artery in persistent epistaxis.
Recurrent epistaxis: Microscopic endonasal clipping of the sphenopalatine artery. Rhinology 1987;25:141-2.