Covered stent exclusion of blunt traumatic carotid artery pseudoaneurysm: case report and review of the literature

Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 May;18(3):376-9. doi: 10.1007/s10016-004-0037-2.


Injury to the carotid artery from blunt trauma, when not lethal, will often go unrecognized. A 37-year-old male was the belted driver in a motor vehicle accident 15 years prior to presenting with intermittent left upper extremity parasthesias and weakness. A large, calcified distal right internal carotid artery (ICA) pseudoaneurysm was diagnosed and successfully excluded with a 7 x 30 mm covered stent.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / etiology*
  • Carotid Artery Injuries / surgery*
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, Internal / surgery*
  • Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula / etiology*
  • Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Radiography
  • Stents*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnostic imaging
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*