Issue N# 4 - 2018
HEAD AND NECK
Endovascular treatment of three ruptured pseudoaneurysms of the external carotid artery presenting with massive hemorrhage
Authors : Rama-López J, García-Garza C, Tomás-Fernández M, Trobat-Company F, Carnevale C, Miralbés-Celma S. (Palma Mallorca)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2018;139,4:85-89.
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Background: Hemorrhage is the most common complication of many procedures performed within the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. At times, massive bleeding can occur spontaneously, posing a real life-threatening event for our patients. Methods: We present 3 cases of pseudoaneurysms of the external carotid artery’s branches that presented with a massive hemorrhage. Results: They were all successfully treated with endovascular embolization. Conclusion: Although we present a small case series, we were able to implement this treatment modality effectively even under life-threatening situations. The availability of a qualified team of Interventional Radiologists was crucial, as their intervention lead to a quick access and hemorrhage control of a difficult to reach area.
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