Title:
Self expandable polytetrafluoroethylene stent for carotid blowout syndrome
Authors:
E. Ç. Tatar , U. M. Yldrm , Y. Dündar , A. Özdek , E. Ik and H. Korkmaz
Institutions:
Ministry of Health, Department of Otolaryngology, Department of Radiology, Dkap Yldrm Beyazt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey; Department of Otolaryngology, Yldrm Beyazt University, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords:
Carotid blowout syndrome; polytetrafluoroethylene covered stent; wound care
Pages:
61 - 64
Abstract:
Self expandable polytetrafluoroethylene stent for carotid blowout syndrome. Carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) is an emergency complication in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancers. The classical management of CBS is the ligation of the common carotid artery, because suturing is not be possible due to infection and necrosis of the field. In this case report, we present a patient with CBS, in whom we applied a self-expandable polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) stent and observed no morbidity. Endovascular stent is a life-saving technique with minimum morbidity that preserves blood flow to the brain. We believe that this method is preferable to ligation of the artery in CBS.
Issue:
Vol. 8, 2012, 1st trimester


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Self expandable polytetrafluoroethylene stent for carotid blowout syndrome