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Pseudoaneurysm after ICD battery replacement.
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PMID:  17323298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
False aneurysms of the extracranial carotid arteries are rare and mainly of traumatic origin. We report on a patient who presented with a sudden onset mass in his right neck 2 weeks after routine replacement of his ICD battery. He had received systemic anticoagulation since an aortic valve replacement 5 years before. By color Doppler sonography the mass was identified as a partly thrombosed false aneurysm originating from the common carotid artery. As no spontaneous resolution occurred during the following days the aneurysm was removed surgically 5 days later without further complications. However no connection to the common carotid artery was found at surgery. Yet in the histopathological examination the specimen showed the morphological characteristics of a pseudoaneurysm. There was no history of neck-trauma and no attempted vascular access during the recent operation.
S L Schulz; H Lehmkuhl; K B Zipfel; R Hetzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  VASA. Zeitschrift für Gefässkrankheiten     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0301-1526     ISO Abbreviation:  VASA     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-26     Completed Date:  2007-05-30     Revised Date:  2012-10-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0317051     Medline TA:  Vasa     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Klinikum Am Urban Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Aortic Diseases / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Carotid Artery, Common* / surgery,  ultrasonography
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Diagnosis, Differential
Hematoma / etiology,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Postoperative Complications / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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