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, vol.28, no.3, pp.367-371, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00270-004-0097-2
  • Title of Journal : CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-371

Abstract

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.