True Aneurysms of the Extracranial Carotid Artery : An Evaluation of Two "Giant Aneurysms" and the Current Literature


ALTUN G. , PULATHAN Z. , Hemsinli D.

JOURNAL OF KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY, cilt.61, ss.282-286, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 61 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3340/jkns.2017.0404.003
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF KOREAN NEUROSURGICAL SOCIETY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.282-286

Özet

True extracranial carotid artery aneurysms (ECCAs) are uncommon. Atherosclerosis is the most common etiological factor. Neck pain, a pulsatile mass and murmur at auscultation are the most common symptoms. ECCAs may exhibit severe clinical manifestations due to complications. Cases of rupture can be fatal. There is a risk of distal embolization and stroke in thrombosed cases. We discuss two cases of enlarged ECCA treated surgically in the light of the most recent literature.