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Infectious pseudoaneurysm of the internal carotid artery treated with a covered stent
  1. K R Bulsara1,
  2. J E Aruny2,
  3. B Muhs3
  1. 1Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Department of Neurosurgery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  2. 2Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Department of Radiology, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  3. 3Yale University School of Medicine, Yale Department of General Surgery/Vascular Section, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  1. Correspondence to
    Dr K R Bulsara, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, TMP 4, New Haven, CT 06520, USA; ketanbulsara{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Rapidly expanding infectious pseudoaneurysms of the internal carotid artery can have deleterious consequences. A patient is reported who presented with such an aneurysm. The morphology of the aneurysm was not amenable to microsurgical treatment. The aneurysm was successfully treated with covered stents. This is only the third report of a patient with an infectious pseudoaneurysm in the internal carotid artery treated with a covered stent. At the 1 year follow-up visit, the patient continues to do well.

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