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Bloody tears
  1. Stephan Wieser
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stephan Wieser, Waid City Hospital Zurich, Department of Internal Medicine, Tiechestrasse 99, Zurich CH-8037, Switzerland; stephan.wieser{at}

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A 73-year-old patient with known arterial hypertension presented in the emergency department with a history of persistent bilateral epistaxis for 3 hours. While trying to stop the bleeding by pinching the anterior aspect of the nose against the nasal septum, …

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