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Acquired and congenital internal carotid artery anomalies in two cases: an important threat for the otolaryngologist.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16027491     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diseases of the extracranial portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) are rarely seen in the otolaryngology practice. We report two different pathologies of the ICA, which presented with otolaryngological symptoms. The first case was a 70-year-old woman with symptoms of chronic pharyngitis. On physical examination, a pulsatile mass at the right posterolateral oropharynx was identified. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a tortuous ICA. No treatment was offered. The second case was a 75-year-old woman with a two-month history of upper neck mass. She did not have any additional complaints and her physical examination was normal except for the mass. Doppler ultrasonography showed a high fluid flow within the mass. Digital angiography demonstrated an ICA aneurysm. Because the patient refused any surgery, antiplatelet treatment was started.
Devrim Bektaş; Refik Caylan; Omer Korkmaz; Fikriye Sakinci Savaş
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kulak burun boğaz ihtisas dergisi : KBB = Journal of ear, nose, and throat     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1300-7475     ISO Abbreviation:  Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-19     Completed Date:  2005-09-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100899230     Medline TA:  Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Medicine Faculty of Karadeniz Teknik University, Trabzon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Carotid Artery Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Carotid Artery, Internal / abnormalities*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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