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nasal

[′nā·zəl]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the nose.
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The common nasal meatus in Kenguri sheep extended from vestibule to choanae (Fig.
The effectiveness of conventional packing of the anterior or posterior nares for the control of epistaxis in the posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus (a type of intractable posterior epistaxis) is reportedly unsatisfactory.
In this study, we investigated the clinical features of epistaxis in the posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus and compared the outcomes of endoscopic surgery and conventional nasal packing for this intractable form of epistaxis.
Patients: The study population comprised 53 consecutive adult patients with epistaxis in the posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus who underwent endoscopic surgery or received a nasal pack at our department between August 2011 and August 2014.
The exclusion criteria were as follows: age less than 20 years, bleeding from sites other than the posterior fornix of the inferior nasal meatus.
During surgery, the patient was placed in the supine position, the nasal pack was removed under endoscopic guidance and the bleeding points, particularly those located in the olfactory fissure, sphenoethmoidal recess and middle nasal meatus, were clearly examined from a craniocaudal perspective after the application of topical anaesthesia using tetracaine and oxymetazoline hydrochloride spray (Fig.