Successful exclusion of a high internal carotid pseudoaneurysm using the Wallgraft endoprosthesis

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2002 Jan-Feb;25(1):68-9. doi: 10.1007/s00270-001-0058-y. Epub 2001 Nov 23.


A 43-year-old woman presented with a several-month history of transient ischemic attacks 7 years following surgery for a malignant carotid body tumor. Angiography revealed a pseudoaneurysm at the distal vein graft anastomosis and a stenosis related to the proximal anastomosis. Due to the extensive previous surgery an endovascular approach was advocated and the pseudoaneurysm was successfully excluded using a covered stent (Wallgraft). This is, to our knowledge, the first time such an approach has been used following carotid body tumor excision.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carotid Artery, Internal*
  • Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula / therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Stents*