Epistaxis is common in the paediatric population and is usually minor and self limiting. This case illustrates an atypical presentation of epistaxis with hypovolaemic shock due to a dissecting false aneurysm of the internal carotid artery caused by an impalement injury to the oropharynx.
- Dissecting aneurysm
- impalement of oropharynx
- internal carotid artery
- nose bleeds
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