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Successfully treated massive epistaxis in a patient with internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm.
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PMID:  20647845     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Approximately 60% of the adult population experience at least 1 episode of epistaxis in their lifetimes. Because the blood supply of the nasal mucosa ultimately originates from the carotid arteries, acute epistaxis is potentially very serious. Sudden and massive epistaxis is usually fatal, and it is one of the most dreaded complications after radiotherapy (RT) among patients with cancer of the head and neck region. To the best of our knowledge, few patients who are alive have been presented with massive epistaxis due to ruptured internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm associated with RT in the literature. Herein, we reported a successfully treated massive epistaxis case of ruptured internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm associated with RT in a patient who has nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Fatih Buyukcam; Feruza Turan Sonmez; Kemal Aydin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-21     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1304-5     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Diskapi Yildirim Beyazit Training and Education Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / complications*,  surgery*
Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications*,  surgery*
Carotid Artery, Internal*
Epistaxis / etiology*,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms / radiotherapy

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