Management of a chronic carotid artery pseudoaneurysm.


An 82-year-old female with a history of right carotid endarterectomy with patch closure 12 years prior presents with a pulsatile right neck mass with skin erosion and bleeding. The patient had been previously evaluated but refused the surgical intervention because a median sternotomy was recommended to obtain adequate proximal control. Her aneurysm was successfully repaired using a combination of open and endovascular method. The repair was performed through a right-hand side anterior sternocleidomastoid neck incision, and proximal vascular control was obtained with an 8.5-mm balloon positioned under fluoroscopic guidance via a femoral puncture.

DOI: 10.1177/1538574409347395

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@article{Baker2010ManagementOA, title={Management of a chronic carotid artery pseudoaneurysm.}, author={Aaron C. Baker and Frank R. Arko and Christopher K. Zarins and Eugene S. Lee}, journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery}, year={2010}, volume={44 1}, pages={61-3} }