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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 903150, 5 pages
Case Report

Pseudoaneurysm of the Common Carotid Artery in an Infant due to Swallowed Fish Bone

1Yaounde University Hospital Center, Yaounde, Cameroon
2Department of Surgery, Yaounde General Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
3Radiology Department, Yaounde General Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
4Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS), Yaounde, Cameroon
5Radiology Department, Yaounde Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon

Received 8 September 2015; Accepted 1 December 2015

Academic Editor: Atsushi Komemushi

Copyright © 2015 Moulion Tapouh Jean Roger 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.


Carotid artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare condition, particularly in the paediatric population. Only about 30 cases of carotid artery aneurysms in infants have been published until now. This paper reports the case of a giant pseudoaneurysm of the left common carotid artery due to swallowed fish bone by an 8-year-old boy. This pseudoaneurysm was 5.5 cm transverse-diameter and resulted in severe respiratory distress. It was treated by resection and end-to-end anastomosis with satisfactory outcome after one-year follow-up. To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest carotid artery pseudoaneurysm ever described in children.