Title:
Endovascular embolization of intermittent massive epistaxis secondary to post- traumatic carotid artery pseudoaneurysms
Authors:
Ö. Tarkan*, E. Akgül**, E. Çekiç*, M Erdoan**, S. Özdemir* and M. Krolu*
Institutions:
*Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, **Department of Radiology, Çukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey
Keywords:
Epistaxis; pseudoaneurysms; embolization; internal carotid artery; endovascular treatment
Pages:
257 - 260
Abstract:
Endovascular embolization of intermittent massive epistaxis secondary to post-traumatic carotid artery pseudoaneurysm. Epistaxis is a very common medical problem in otolaryngology practice and can usually be controlled with conservative interventions. Rarely, uncontrolled and life threatening epistaxis occurs. We present the case of a 29-year-old male who developed intractable intermittent epistaxis due to post-traumatic pseudoaneurysms arising from the cavernous segment of the left internal carotid artery. The patient was successfully treated with endovascular embolization.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 4th trimester


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Endovascular embolization of intermittent massive epistaxis secondary to post- traumatic carotid artery pseudoaneurysms