Complete nasal obstruction secondary to pacemaker insertion


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Abstract

We present the case of a 71-year-old man who presented to the ear, nose and throat department with complete nasal obstruction and facial plethora on bending forward. Clinical examination was positive for Pemberton's sign. Computed tomography and ultrasonography demonstrated bilateral brachiocephalic vein thrombosis secondary to pacemaker insertion. This case highlights a novel complication of pacemaker insertion.

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