Treatment of posttraumatic internal carotid arterial pseudoaneurysms with endovascular stents.

@article{Coldwell2000TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of posttraumatic internal carotid arterial pseudoaneurysms with endovascular stents.},
  author={Douglas M. Coldwell and Zden{\`i}k Nov{\'a}k and Robert K W Ryu and Kerry E Brega and Walter L. Biffl and Patrick J. Offner and Reginald J. Franciose and Jon M. Burch and Ernest Eugene Moore},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={470-2}
}
BACKGROUND The sequelae of blunt injury to the carotid arteries are unusual, but pseudoaneurysms causing subsequent strokes are devastating. The utility of treatment of these pseudoaneurysms was examined. METHODS All patients at a Level I trauma center with previously documented traumatic risk factors were assessed for blunt injury to the carotid arteries and, when a pseudoaneurysm was present, a self-expanding metallic stent was placed across the lesion and the patient placed on… CONTINUE READING

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