CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 397–401

Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysms: Report of a Ruptured Case and Review of the Literature

  • Dimitrios Siablis
  • Dimitrios Karnabatidis
  • Konstantinos Katsanos
  • Nikos Mastronikolis
  • Peter Zabakis
  • Pantelis Kraniotis
OriginalPaper

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-003-0141-7

Cite this article as:
Siablis, D., Karnabatidis, D., Katsanos, K. et al. CVIR (2004) 27: 397. doi:10.1007/s00270-003-0141-7

Abstract

Aneurysms of the extracranial carotid arteries (ECAA) are extremely rare. Schechter et al. [1] documented 835 cases in the literature up to 1977. One hundred and sixteen cases of ECAA have been documented in the Chinese literature since 1981, suggesting a higher prevalence of carotid aneurysmal disease in China than in the West. Four percent of all peripheral artery aneurysms are reported to be ECAA [2]. Those arising from the internal carotid artery (EICAA) are even more rare. Two recent reviews [3, 4] reported 24 and 25 cases of EICAA during 21 and 17 years, respectively, the majority of them is treated surgically. Our literature review revealed only a few true EICAA managed endovascularly, but none of them with a covered stent. We describe a rare such case of ruptured atherosclerotic EICAA which was treated percutaneously.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitrios Siablis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Karnabatidis
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Katsanos
    • 1
  • Nikos Mastronikolis
    • 2
  • Peter Zabakis
    • 1
  • Pantelis Kraniotis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologySchool of Medicine, University of PatrasRionGreece
  2. 2.Ear, Nose & Throat UnitSchool of Medicine, University of PatrasRionGreece

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