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Extracranial carotid artery aneurysm.

Authors
  • Tertel, K J 2nd
  • Beydoun, N M
  • Thompson, W C 3rd
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1993
Volume
102
Issue
12
Pages
961–963
Identifiers
PMID: 8285518
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Although rare, extracranial carotid aneurysms are common enough to be considered in the differential diagnosis of a mass in the neck or posterior pharynx. The unexpected finding of an aneurysm of the carotid artery during the biopsy of a mass in the neck for histologic diagnosis could be catastrophic. The case presented demonstrates the importance of diagnostic imaging of the neck prior to biopsy of a clinically presumed solid mass.

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