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Transient ischaemic attacks due to a pulsating mass in the neck produced after incision and drainage of parapharyngeal abscess.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19610541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid endarterectomy is the most commonly performed vascular surgical procedure. One of the complications of carotid endarterectomy is Pseudoaneurysm of the carotid artery frequently managed by endo-vascular technique. Pseudoaneurysm caused by other aetiological factors is rare entity. Penetrating trauma and neck surgery are known but very rare causes of pseudo aneurysm of the carotid artery. We have successfully managed a case of carotid artery pseudoaneurysm caused by incision and drainage of parapharyngeal abscess. This surgery also leads to the palsy of right vagus nerve causing complete hoarseness of voice. The patient presented with Transit Ischaemic Attacks (TIA) and amurosis fugos. Resection of aneurysm and reconstruction of right carotid artery lead to complete recovery. Vocal cord palsy was managed by Vox implant injection leading to full recovery.
Mohammad Iqbal Khan; Mohammad Tariq; Danyal Rashid
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad : JAMC     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1025-9589     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-08-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8910750     Medline TA:  J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Islamic International Medical College Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery Injuries / complications*,  etiology,  surgery
Drainage / adverse effects*
Ischemic Attack, Transient / etiology*
Middle Aged
Prostheses and Implants
Retropharyngeal Abscess / surgery*
Vagus Nerve / injuries*
Vocal Cord Paralysis / etiology,  surgery

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