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Carotid artery aneurysm secondary to cystic medial necrosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11478016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid artery aneurysm secondary to cystic medial necrosis is a rare clinical entity. We report a 59-year-old Chinese male patient who presented with a pulsatile right neck swelling for 2 months. Partial resection of the aneurysm with primary anastomosis of the internal carotid artery was performed. Histopathological examination of the aneurysmal wall demonstrated cystic degeneration of the media with accumulation of glycosaminoglycan material, consistent with the features of cystic medial necrosis. The pathogenesis of carotid artery aneurysm secondary to cystic medial necrosis is discussed.
H Lau; S W Cheng; K Y Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0035-8835     ISO Abbreviation:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-31     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503110     Medline TA:  J R Coll Surg Edinb     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm / etiology*,  surgery
Carotid Artery Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Carotid Artery, Internal*
Cysts / pathology*
Middle Aged
Tunica Media / pathology*

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