Japanese Journal of Radiology

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 72–75 | Cite as

Carotid blowout syndrome with oronasal hemorrhage: magnetic resonance imaging findings

  • Bahar Yanik
  • Bahri Keyik
  • Isik Conkbayir
  • M. Akif Teber
Case Report


Carotid blowout syndrome (CBS) is a rare but well-known complication of aggressive radiotherapy management of head and neck cancer. Reports on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of CBS are limited in the relevant literature, probably because of the angiography priority of this complication. We describe MRI findings in a patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma complicated with CBS.

Key words

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma Carotid artery Magnetic resonance imaging 


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© Japan Radiological Society 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bahar Yanik
    • 1
  • Bahri Keyik
    • 1
  • Isik Conkbayir
    • 1
  • M. Akif Teber
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Ministry of HealthYildirim Beyazit Dişkapi Educational and Research HospitalDişkapi, AnkaraTurkey

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