Endovascular treatment of post-pharyngitis internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm with a covered stent in a child: a case report
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- Requejo, F., Sierre, S., Lipsich, J. et al. Childs Nerv Syst (2013) 29: 1369. doi:10.1007/s00381-013-2083-y
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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.
Covered stents might be considered as a valid therapeutic option to treat carotid artery pseudoaneurysms.