Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2009 Apr;42(2):279-281.

Surgical Treatment of a Right Common Carotid Artery Aneurysm

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University School of Medicine, Korea. lukeykim@yahoo.com
  • 2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Seoul Paik Hospital, Inje University School of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

A 38-year old man was admitted to our hospital due to a 5x6 cm sized pulsating mass in the right neck. He suffered from intermittent neck pain and hoarseness for two months due to the rapidly growing mass. The radiological examinations revealed an aneurysm of the right common carotid artery near the bifurcation, and it was compressing the internal and external carotid arteries. Endarterectomy of the right internal carotid artery, aneurysmectomy of the right common carotid artery and graft interposition were done, while the cerebral circulation was maintained by an internal shunt. Intraoperative injury to the nerve tissue around the aneurysm was avoided. He was discharged on the postoperative 7th day without any complications.

Keyword

Carotid arteries; Aneurysm

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm
Carotid Arteries
Carotid Artery, Common
Carotid Artery, External
Carotid Artery, Internal
Endarterectomy
Hoarseness
Neck
Neck Pain
Nerve Tissue
Transplants
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