Posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm of the intracavernous internal carotid artery presenting with massive epistaxis.

@article{Fontela2006PosttraumaticPO,
  title={Posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm of the intracavernous internal carotid artery presenting with massive epistaxis.},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Scolari Fontela and Donatella Tampieri and Jeffrey D Atkinson and Sam Joseph Daniel and Jeanne Teitelbaum and Sam David Shemie},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={260-2}
}
OBJECTIVES To report a case of posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm of the intracavernous internal carotid artery presenting with massive epistaxis and to discuss its pathophysiology and management. DESIGN Case report and literature review. SETTING Pediatric intensive care unit in a tertiary-care center. PATIENTS AND RESULTS Twelve days after a motor vehicle accident causing a head injury and facial fractures, this patient presented with massive epistaxis due to a pseudoaneurysm of the… CONTINUE READING