Iatrogenic Life-Threatening Pseudoaneurysms of Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery After Fine-Needle Aspiration of Cervical Lymph Nodes: Report of Two Cases in Children

@article{Singhal2009IatrogenicLP,
  title={Iatrogenic Life-Threatening Pseudoaneurysms of Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery After Fine-Needle Aspiration of Cervical Lymph Nodes: Report of Two Cases in Children},
  author={Manphool Singhal and Vivek Gupta and Paramjeet Singh and Anupam Lal and Arunanshu Behra and Niranjan Khandelwal},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={32},
  pages={1260-1263}
}
Two children younger than 10 sought care for large, tense pulsatile swelling in the neck after fine-needle aspiration of cervical lymph nodes that resulted in severe respiratory distress. Computed tomographic angiography confirmed the presence of large pseudoaneurysms that caused a mass effect, leading to compression of surrounding vessels and airway. Pseudoaneurysms were successfully treated by coil embolization in one patient and surgical ligation of the internal carotid artery in the other.