CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 367–371 | Cite as

Successful Endovascular Treatment of a Left Common Carotid Artery Aneurysm Following Failed Surgery of a Right Common Carotid Artery Aneurysm

  • Barbaros E. Cil
  • Ibrahim Ucar
  • Fatma O¨zsoy
  • Anil Arat
  • Cem Yorgancioglu
  • Erkmen Böke
Case Report


Aneurysm of the common carotid artery is a rare and serious disease requiring prompt treatment in order to avoid neurologic complications. A 39-year-old man presented with voice impairment and a pulsatile mass at the right side of his neck and was found by color Doppler examination to have bilateral common carotid artery aneurysms of unknown origin. The right-sided large aneurysm was treated with placement of an 8 mm interposition Gore-Tex graft between the right common and internal carotid arteries. The surgical graft thrombosed 7 days after the surgery but the left-sided aneurysm was successfully treated by a Jostent peripheral stent-graft. Color Doppler examination showed a patent stent and no filling of the aneurysm on his first and sixth-month follow-up. Bilateral common carotid artery aneurysm is an exceptionally unusual condition and endovascular treatment of carotid artery aneurysms with covered stents may become an effective treatment alternative for these lesions.


Covered stent Extracranial carotid artery aneurysm Jostent Surgery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbaros E. Cil
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ibrahim Ucar
    • 2
  • Fatma O¨zsoy
    • 2
  • Anil Arat
    • 1
  • Cem Yorgancioglu
    • 2
  • Erkmen Böke
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHacettepe University School of MedicineSihhiyeTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Cardiovascular SurgeryHacettepe University School of MedicineSihhiyeTurkey
  3. 3.KavaklidereTurkey

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