Successful endovascular treatment of a left common carotid artery aneurysm following failed surgery of a right common carotid artery aneurysm


Cil B., Ucar I., Ozsoy F., Arat A., Yorgancioglu C., Boke E.

CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, cilt.28, sa.3, ss.367-371, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00270-004-0097-2
  • Dergi Adı: CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.367-371

Özet

Aneurysm of the common carotid artery is a rare and serious disease requiring prompt treatment in order to avoid neurologic complications. A 39-year-old man presented with voice impairment and a pulsatile mass at the right side of his neck and was found by color Doppler examination to have bilateral common carotid artery aneurysms of unknown origin. The right-sided large aneurysm was treated with placement of an 8 mm interposition Gore-Tex graft between the right common and internal carotid arteries. The surgical graft thrombosed 7 days after the surgery but the left-sided aneurysm was successfully treated by a Jostent peripheral stent-graft. Color Doppler examination showed a patent stent and no filling of the aneurysm on his first and sixth-month follow-up. Bilateral common carotid artery aneurysm is an exceptionally unusual condition and endovascular treatment of carotid artery aneurysms with covered stents may become an effective treatment alternative for these lesions.