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Facial artery pseudoaneurysm and severe bleeding after tonsillectomy - endovascular treatment with PVA particle embolization.
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PMID:  22802767     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Tonsillectomy is one of the most common procedures performed in ENT departments. The most common complication is a haemorrhage, which incidence is estimated at 3-3.9% of all procedures.
CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 32-year-old female with severe bleeding 11 and 23 days after tonsillectomy. An angiography revealed a pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery (FA), a 5 mm in diameter, at the level of tonsillar artery takeoff. The FA was embolized with 500-μm particles of PVA. The procedure was successful. The patient did not experience further bleeding.
CONCLUSIONS: In rare cases post-tonsillectomy haemorrhage may be caused by the pseudoaneurysm of the facial artery. The endovascular embolization of this condition proved to be a valuable treatment method. It is a safe and permanent treatment option in this potentially life-threatening complication.
Robert Juszkat; Aleksandra Korytowska; Zofia Lukomska; Anna Zarzecka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Polish journal of radiology / Polish Medical Society of Radiology     Volume:  75     ISSN:  1733-134X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pol J Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-17     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101175532     Medline TA:  Pol J Radiol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-91     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neuroradiology, Poznań University of Medical Science, Poznań, Poland.
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