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Which artery does not contribute to little's area: (AIIMS Nov 2013)



A Anterior ethmoidal artery

B Septal branch of facial artery

C Sphenopalatine artery

D Posterior ethmoidal artery

Ans. D Posterior ethmoidal artery

Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed pp 790,797, 6th/ed p 776

Common Sites of Bleeding

Site

Located'

Formed by

Characteristic

Little's area (M/C site of

Epistaxis)

Woodruff's area

Retrocolumellar vein

Brown's area

Anteroinferiror part of nasal

septum

Under the posterior end of

inferior turbinate

Behind the columella at the

anterior edge of little's area

Posterior part of septum

o Anterior ethmoidal artery

Septal branch of uperior labial Artery

Septal branch of sphenopalatine

artery

Greater palatine artery

Sphenopalatine artery

o Posterior pharyngeal artery

Posterior part of septum

M/C site of bleeding

It is a venous plexus

Common cause of posterior

epistaxis

M/C site of venous bleeding in children

Site for hypertensive posterior epistaxis

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