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Surgical repair of a giant pseudoaneurysm of the right common carotid artery following a gunshot.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20926241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Common carotid pseudoaneurysms are very rare. The authors report a case of a 18-year-old patient with 11 cm large posttraumatic pseudoaneurysm of the right common carotid artery caused by a gunshot in the neck. The patient also had a right hemiplegia, secondary to the left sylvian artery stroke and aphasia. A surgical repair was undertaken with an approach including a total sternotomy. The aneurysm was excluded and a saphenous vein patch was used to repair the 2-cm defect on the arterial wall. The postoperative period was uneventful. This is probably the largest carotid artery aneurysm ever described. The potential hazards of an aneurysm of the common carotid artery indicate that surgical treatment is warranted particularly in a patient with a past history of controlateral stroke.
Authors:
Marcus Fokou; Jean J Pagbe; Abel Teyang; Victor C Eyenga; Bernadette Ngo Nonga; Emmanuel Fongang; Fidele Binam; Wilhemn Sandmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of vascular surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1615-5947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703941     Medline TA:  Ann Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  268.e3-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Annals of Vascular Surgery Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Yaounde General Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon.
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