Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2021 May;64(5):365-369. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2020.00577.

A Case of the Traumatic Common Carotid Artery Injury Treated by Autograft

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea
  • 2Department of Surgery, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea

Abstract

Cervical area is not protected by bony structures, so traumatic neck injuries can occur frequently. Emergent surgical exploration is necessary for immediate life threatening signs or symptoms, such as expanding hematoma, hematoma with hemodynamic instability, hemomediastinum, hemothorax or hypovolemic shock. Carotid artery reconstruction may be required in some cases of common carotid or internal carotid artery injury because these injuries could develop fatal or serious complications. We report here a case of common carotid artery injury treated by saphenous vein autograft in an emergent situation.

Keyword

Autologous transplants; Carotid artery injuies; Saphenous vein; Trauma
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