Massive epistaxis secondary to pseudoaneurysm of internal carotid artery

Asma Abdullah, S. H A Primuharsa Putra, L. Saim

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Abstract

Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysms of internal carotid arteries are uncommon. The patients may present with massive epistaxis due to rupture of the aneurysm into the sphenoid sinus. Early diagnosis and treatment is mandatory as the likelihood of exsanguinations increases with each subsequent episode of epistaxis. The clinical features of unilateral blindness and massive epistaxis after head injury should indicate the diagnosis. The high mortality of this entity underlines the importance of early angiography in these patients to confirm this diagnosis. We present 3 cases of post-traumatic aneurysm of the ICA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-87
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume61
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Epistaxis
False Aneurysm
Internal Carotid Artery
Aneurysm
Exsanguination
Sphenoid Sinus
Blindness
Craniocerebral Trauma
Early Diagnosis
Rupture
Angiography
Mortality
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Internal carotid artery
  • Massive epistaxis
  • Pseudoaneurysm

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Massive epistaxis secondary to pseudoaneurysm of internal carotid artery. / Abdullah, Asma; Putra, S. H A Primuharsa; Saim, L.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 61, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 84-87.

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Abdullah, Asma ; Putra, S. H A Primuharsa ; Saim, L. / Massive epistaxis secondary to pseudoaneurysm of internal carotid artery. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2006 ; Vol. 61, No. 1. pp. 84-87.
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