Vasc Spec Int.  2021 Sep;37(3):27. 10.5758/vsi.210030.

Surgical Management of a Type II Extracranial Internal Carotid Aneurysm near to the Skull Base

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México City, México

Abstract

True aneurysmal disease in the carotid arteries is very uncommon, but individuals with this pathology face the grave risk of thromboembolism, which may consequently lead to cerebrovascular accidents. Clinical knowledge remains relatively limited owing to its rarity. We present the case of a 41-year-old obese female with a type II right extracranial internal carotid artery aneurysm incidentally found during imaging work-up. She underwent open surgical reconstruction with an autologous interposition graft from the common carotid artery to the internal carotid artery at the base level of the skull. Her postoperative period was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on postoperative day five with aspirin. At 12 months of follow-up, the patient remained symptom-free without complications.

Keyword

Carotid artery diseases; Aneurysm; Internal carotid artery; Vascular grafting; Skull base
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