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Epistaxis

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Most common cause for nose bleeding is: (LQ)



A Trauma to Little's area

B AVaneurysm

C Posterosuperior part of nasal septum

D Hiatus semilunaris

Ans. A Trauma to the little's area Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed p 790, 6th/ed p 776; Mohan Bansal p 293

a. Little area (also called as Kiesselbach's plexus) is a highly vascular area in the anteroinferior part of nasal septum just above the vestibule

b. It is the most common site for nasal bleeding as this area is exposed to the drying effect of inspiratory current and to finger nail trauma.

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