Traumatic internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm mimicking sphenoid sinus tumor

Yuan Y. Tseng, Shun T. Yang, Yi Shian Yeh, Tao Chieh Yang, Ho F. Wong

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Abstract

Massive epistaxis following blunt craniofacial trauma should alert clinicians to possible traumatic internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm. This article describes a case of a 46-year-old female patient with traumatic ICA pseudoaneurysm presenting similar to a sphenoid sinus mass lesion. Massive bleeding occurred during the endoscopic procedure. Brain angiography revealed two lobulated ICA pseudoaneurysms over a cavernous segment. The patient successfully underwent endovascular stent assisted coil embolization. Timely diagnosis and treatment of the ICA psuedoaneurysm produced a favourable outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-334
Number of pages3
JournalRhinology
Volume45
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Massive epistaxis
  • Sphenoid sinus tumor
  • Traumatic internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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