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Ultrasound diagnosis of an internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm in a young child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16949680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudoaneurysm of the carotid artery is a rare complication of deep neck space infection. It carries a high mortality rate even when treated appropriately. We report a case of a pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery in a 2-year-old child who had a neck infection without an associated abscess. The diagnosis was not obvious on MRI but was confirmed by ultrasonography. This was successfully managed by angiographic embolization, followed by antibiotic and anticoagulant treatment. The combination of MRI and ultrasonography, without the use of invasive or radiation techniques, was sufficient for the diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery.
Adi Biron; Robert G Berkowitz; Elhamy K Bekhit; Elizabeth A McI Rose
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0165-5876     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-18     Completed Date:  2007-02-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003603     Medline TA:  Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1975-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Children's Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville, Melbourne, Vic. 3052, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / drug therapy,  microbiology,  ultrasonography*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Carotid Artery Diseases / drug therapy,  microbiology,  ultrasonography*
Carotid Artery, Internal / drug effects,  microbiology,  ultrasonography*
Child, Preschool
Drug Therapy, Combination
Infection / complications*
Neck / microbiology*
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anticoagulants

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