Endoluminal Stent Placement in the Management of Recurrent Carotid Blowout Syndrome

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JJ Kasthoori, O Nawawi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:62-5

This report is of a patient with acute carotid blowout syndrome that was managed successfully with emergency placement of a covered stent. A 68-year-old man with carcinoma of the tongue had been treated surgically and underwent repeated radiotherapy for recurrence. He presented with intermittent brisk bleeding from a wound in his neck. An urgent carotid angiogram was performed and revealed a pseudoaneurysm, for which a covered stent was successfully placed.