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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 902071, 4 pages
Case Report

Von-Willebrand Disease Presenting as Intractable Epistaxis after Nasal Polypectomy

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemoon-gu, Seoul 120-752, Republic of Korea
2The Airway Mucus Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, Republic of Korea

Received 2 July 2014; Accepted 13 August 2014; Published 25 August 2014

Academic Editor: Juan I. De Diego

Copyright © 2014 Jeong Jin Park et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Von-Willebrand disease (VWD) is one of the platelet dysfunction disorders that results from a deficiency of Von-Willebrand factor, which is essential for hemostasis. VWD patients typically have normal laboratory results on screening for bleeding disorders. To suspect and diagnose VWD, a careful review of past medical history and laboratory tests is critical. A 59-year-old male patient presented with intractable nasal bleeding after nasal polypectomy. The bleeding was controlled by platelet transfusion, and he was later diagnosed with VWD.