CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 704–708 | Cite as

Thrombin Injection Failure with Subsequent Successful Stent-Graft Placement for the Treatment of an Extracranial Internal Carotid Pseudoaneurysm in a 5-Year-Old Child

  • R. D. Garcia-Monaco
  • A. A. KohanEmail author
  • M. P. Martinez-Corvalan
  • N. Cacchiarelli
  • O. Peralta
  • C. G. Wahren
Letter to the Editor


Internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare life-threatening condition that may develop in different clinical situations. We report the case of an extracranial internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to a throat infection in a pediatric patient that was initially treated with percutaneous thrombin injection under ultrasound guidance. However, recanalization occurred at 48 h, and definitive treatment was then performed by endovascular stent-graft placement. We briefly review the clinical characteristics of this uncommon clinical condition as well as the treatment options.


Internal Carotid Artery Thrombin Injection Throat Infection Neck Infection Deep Neck Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Garcia-Monaco
    • 1
  • A. A. Kohan
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. P. Martinez-Corvalan
    • 2
  • N. Cacchiarelli
    • 3
  • O. Peralta
    • 1
  • C. G. Wahren
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyHospital Italiano de Buenos AiresCiudad Autonoma de Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Department of ENTHospital Italiano de Buenos AiresCiudad Autonoma de Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsHospital Italiano de Buenos AiresCiudad Autonoma de Buenos AiresArgentina

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