A Case of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Managed with Intranasal Topical Estrogen
비강내 국소 에스트로겐으로 치료한 유전성 출혈성 모세혈관확장증 1예
송, 정환; 김, 현준; 윤, 용로; 김, 윤태
Taehan Ibi Inhukwa Hakhoe chi, 49(4):447-450, 2006
Taehan Ibi Inhukwa Hakhoe chi; Journal of the Korean Otolaryngological Society; 대한이비인후과학회지
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting blood vessels of the skin, mucous membrane and viscera. It is characterized by a clinical triad of multiple telangiectasia, recurrent hemorrhages and familial occurrence. In 80% of patients, epistaxia is the first presenting symptom. It can have a massive impact on the quality of life of those affected. Otolaryngologists should be familiar with this disease because of its potential systemic complication. Recently, we have experienced a 69 year old female complaining of melena and recurrent epistaxis for 20 years. Epistaxis was successfully managed with topical estrogen ointment.
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