Child's Nervous System

, Volume 29, Issue 8, pp 1369–1373

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

  • Flavio Requejo
  • Sergio Sierre
  • Jose Lipsich
  • Graciela Zuccaro
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00381-013-2083-y

Cite this article as:
Requejo, F., Sierre, S., Lipsich, J. et al. Childs Nerv Syst (2013) 29: 1369. doi:10.1007/s00381-013-2083-y

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.

Keywords

Endovascular therapyInternal carotid artery pseudoaneurysmStent-graftPharyngitisNeck massChildren

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Flavio Requejo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sergio Sierre
    • 1
  • Jose Lipsich
    • 1
  • Graciela Zuccaro
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Interventional RadiologyHospital Nacional de Pediatría “Prof. J.P. Garrahan”Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryHospital Nacional de Pediatría “Prof. J.P. Garrahan”Buenos AiresArgentina