Management of infected carotid artery rupture

  title={Management of infected carotid artery rupture},
  author={Jie Liu and Quan Zeng and Jiang-ju Huang and Guo-hua Hu},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
Carotid artery rupture (CAR) is a life-threatening complication of head and neck cancer, and infection complicates its management. The purpose of this study was to review our experience with the treatment of infected CAR and to summarize the existing literature on this topic. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients treated in our department from 2000 to 2011 and re-analyzed cases reported in the literature during the same time period. We analyzed etiology, anatomic location… CONTINUE READING


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