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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2012, Article ID 674827, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/674827
Case Report

Cases of Common Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm Treated by Stent Graft

1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 133-792, Republic of Korea
2Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do 463-707, Republic of Korea

Received 19 January 2012; Accepted 20 February 2012

Academic Editors: J. I. De Diego, K. Morshed, G. J. Petruzzelli, K. Tabuchi, and H.-W. Wang

Copyright © 2012 Hee Ok Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Common carotid artery (CCA) pseudoaneurysms are rare and potentially lethal, and adequate treatment is warranted in order to prevent rupture or neurologic sequelae. The causes of CCA pseudoaneurysm include blunt or penetrating trauma, infection, and vasculitis, as well as iatrogenic and unknown causes. Previously, surgery was the standard treatment for pseudoaneurysm. However, endovascular surgical approaches such as stent graft or coiling have become effective alternatives with minimal morbidity and high success rates. Here, we report two cases of CCA pseudoaneurysms that were successfully treated by stent graft and review the current literature.