Injury to the oropharynx can be potentially life threatening. Innocent-looking injuries of the oropharynx may result in intravascular thrombosis of the internal carotid artery. The symptoms often appear some time after the initial injury. We present a case in which an apparently minor injury of the oropharynx developed into a life-threatening thrombus stretching from the internal carotid to the brain. Our patient underwent endarterectomy and thrombectomy. The case is presented with a review of the literature.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2002|