Woodruff plexus

Woodruff plexus is a venous plexus located in the posterior end of the inferior meatus on lateral wall of nasal cavity 1,2. It accounts for between 5-10% of epistaxis and are associated with hypertension and use of aspirin and warfarin 2. These bleeds typically do not respond to anterior nasal packing .

Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

Article information

rID: 67882
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Woodruff area
  • Woodruff's plexus

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