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Carotid artery entrapment by the hyoid bone.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18992420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient with a transient ischemic attack presumably caused by an entrapment of the internal carotid artery by the hyoid bone and without a significant carotid artery stenosis. The patient was operated on, with a release of the right internal and external carotid artery and resection of the right greater cornu of the hyoid bone. One year after treatment, the patient has not experienced any further neurologic symptoms, and a color duplex scan showed no stenosis of the right carotid artery. The hyoid bone is a potential cause of damage to the carotid vessels, depending on the individual's anatomy. Provocative maneuvers can be performed in patients with cerebrovascular symptoms who are not demonstrated to have significant anatomic stenosis with carotid imaging.
Tilo Kölbel; Jan Holst; Mats Lindh; Thomas Mätzsch
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of vascular surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1097-6809     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Vasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-10     Completed Date:  2008-12-04     Revised Date:  2012-10-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8407742     Medline TA:  J Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1022-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Center Malmö-Lund, University Hospital MAS, Malmö, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Arteries*
Hyoid Bone*
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology*
Middle Aged

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