Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259


Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 0 , Vol 0 , Issue 0
A Giant Aneurysm of Extracranial Carotid Artery Presenting with Hoarseness: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Kürşad ÖZ1, M. Özer ULUKAN1, Okan YILDIZ2, Mehmet YENİTERZİ1
1Clinics of Cardiovascular Surgery, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
2Radiology, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2014-42150 A 42-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with progressively enlarging pulsatile mass in the left lateral cervical region, hoarseness and pain radiating to left ear. Magnetic resonance angiography demonstrated a left internal carotid aneurysm, which extended from the carotid bifurcation nearly to the skull base, and a normal internal carotid artery (ICA) segment was found before the artery entered into the carotid canal. The aneurysmal segment was removed with resection of the bony structures, and direct arterial reconstruction was performed without any tension or damage to the cranial nerves. Pathological examination showed a true aneurysm with atheromatous changes Follow-up after 2 years revealed a patent ICA. Keywords : Carotid artery; giant aneurysm; horseness, ent to end anastomosis