Kiesselbach's plexus

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The bones and cartilage of the nasal septum-- viewed from right side. Kiesselbach's plexus (not labelled) is the anterior part of the nasal septum where several arteries anastomose.


Kiesselbach's area, also Kiesselbach's plexus and Little's area, is a region in the anteroinferior part of the nasal septum, where the following arteries anastomose:


Eighty percent of nose bleeds (epistaxis) arise from Kiesselbach's area.[1]


Kiesselbach's plexus is named after Wilhelm Kiesselbach (1839-1902) a German otolaryngologist.


  1. Doyle DE. Anterior epistaxis: a new nasal tampon for fast, effective control. Laryngoscope. 1986 Mar;96(3):279-81.PMID 3951304.

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