1. Name of the location of 90% of epistaxis
2. A genetic disorder that forms AV malformations in the skin, lungs, brain etc
3. Name of posterior vascular plexus in the nasal cavity causing posterior epistaxis
4. 1st line treatment for all epistaxis
5. The common brand name for anterior nasal packing
6. Chemical used in cautery sticks
7. Physically scaring complication of posterior nasal packing with foleys catheter
Virtual Patients - Otology - Otorrhea
A 25-year-old man is referred in by the GP for recurrent ear infections. The infections consist of periods of very mild otalgia, otorrhea and an acute reduction in hearing. He has had over 15 such infections in the last 3 years and has received numerous courses of antibiotics. However, a few weeks after receiving the medication, the offensive smelling discharge reoccurs.
On examination, the GP found it difficult to visualise either eardrum due to wax. Other ENT examination and systems review was unremarkable.
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