Berrylin J. Ferguson, MD, receives grant and research support from Genentech and Inverness, is a consultant for MEDA and Schering-Plough, and is a speaker for Schering-Plough. The authors have no other funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.
Rhinitis medicamentosa as a cause of increased intraoperative bleeding†
Article first published online: 7 SEP 2010
Copyright © 2010 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 120, Issue 10, pages 2106–2107, October 2010
How to Cite
Robison, J. G., Pant, H. and Ferguson, B. J. (2010), Rhinitis medicamentosa as a cause of increased intraoperative bleeding. The Laryngoscope, 120: 2106–2107. doi: 10.1002/lary.21074
- Issue published online: 27 SEP 2010
- Article first published online: 7 SEP 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAY 2010
- Rhinitis medicamentosa;
- topical decongestants;
Rhinitis medicamentosa occurs with repeated and prolonged use of topical decongestants. The resultant reduced ability to respond to decongestants mediated via enlarged capillary endothelial gaps can lead to profuse bleeding during turbinate surgery. We recommend that patients with rhinitis medicamentosa be weaned off topical decongestants prior to elective turbinate surgery to minimize this complication. The management of rhinitis medicamentosa and a case of intraoperative hemorrhage are presented. Laryngoscope, 2010