, Volume 29, Issue 8, pp 1369-1373
Date: 27 Mar 2013

Endovascular treatment of post-pharyngitis internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm with a covered stent in a child: a case report

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Abstract

Case report

We report a case of 4-year-old boy patient, who developed after a streptococcal pharyngitis a painful, pulsatile, and growing right-sided mass in the neck. Imaging studies revealed an extracranial right internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm. The patient was successfully treated with stent-graft deployment. After 18 months of follow-up, the pseudoaneurysm is excluded from the circulation, the carotid artery is patent, and the patient is free from any neurological deficit.

Discussion

Covered stents might be considered as a valid therapeutic option to treat carotid artery pseudoaneurysms.