Cardiovascular Surgery and Interventions 2015, Vol 2, Num 2 Page(s): 040-042
Extracranial internal carotid artery stenosis associated with internal carotid artery aneurysm: a rare case in the literature

Süleyman Sürer, Yüksel Beşir, Orhan Rodoplu, Ömer Tetik

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Researc Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

Keywords: Aneurysm; internal carotid artery; stenosis
Although extracranial internal carotid artery aneurysms are rare, they may cause life-threatening complications. Typically, a pulsatile mass in the neck can be detected on physical examination; however, some cases may be asymptomatic and further investigations may be required. A 62-year-old male patient was admitted with complaints of head and neck pain and obscuration of vision with a history of peripheral arterial disease. Carotid angiography showed stenosis of the internal carotid artery and aneurysm of the internal carotid artery at the beginning of the carotid bulb. The patient was operated under general anesthesia. Following aneurysmectomy and endarterectomy, the artery was successfully closed with saphenous vein patch plasty.

DOI : 10.5606/e-cvsi.2015.262