Pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery secondary to tonsillectomy

Ferit Tovi, Alberto Leiberman, Yanko Herizanu, Louis Golcman

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A case of pseudoaneurysm of the cervical internal carotid artery secondary to tonsillectomy is presented and the pathogenesis of this vascular abnormality is discussed. Due to morphologic and inflammatory changes in the lateral pharyngeal wall, the entrapment aneurysm was maintained. The internal carotid artery was initially occluded above the carotid bifurcation. The transcatheter occlusion of the distal stump of this vessel, by steel coils, replaced a mutilating approach for exposure and ligation near the base of the skull.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • Complication of tonsillectomy
  • Internal carotid artery
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Steel coil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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