Embolization of an extracranial internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm

Craig W. Semple, Robert G. Berkowitz*, Peter J. Mitchell

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    Deep neck space infections are rarely complicated by pseudoaneurysms of the extracranial internal carotid artery. This condition has a high mortality rate with conservative management and significant morbidity with open surgical techniques. Recent advances in endovascular therapy have allowed embolization of the diseased vessel to be performed with a more acceptable safety profile. We report a case of an extracranial internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm complicating a deep neck space infection in an adolescent that was treated with selective endovascular embolization. We present the findings of computed tomography, magnetic resonance angiography, and conventional angiography.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)90-94
    Number of pages5
    JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005


    • Aneurysm
    • Carotid artery
    • Deep neck space infection
    • Endovascular embolization
    • Pharyngeal abscess pseudoaneurysm

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